where food and social justice meet
taste for the
Dr. Michael Airhart
Growing up on the south side of Chicago in project housing, Michael's love for food began at a young age. He truly became the 'neighborhood chef.'
After seeing a vendor deny a homeless man food after a Taste of Chicago event, Michael made a commitment to feed the homeless so they can access meals. Ten years later, Taste for the Homeless has captured the attention of millions, including Barack and Michelle Obama.
Take a look to see Michael's story, his goals for his organization, and ending food hunger amongst the homeless.
Donations to Taste for the Homeless can be made to support food purchases for cooking and toiletries with Taste for the Homeless.