Get Inspired
The Floured Apron
Day 40: Cooking up care. We all need support from others to live happy and fruitful lives. Today, we're inviting your family to think about how sharing skills and resources, like food, can help support our community members during these uncertain times.

Have you been baking at home? Check out this video about The Floured Apron, a job training bakery that helps to provide women with professional training and supports them in finding jobs. Baking brings people together and at Floured Apron, it helps women learn new skills so they can support themselves and their families.

This film was produced by  Small Forces , a creative impact studio here in Chicago dedicated to amplifying the work of purpose-driven organizations through cinematic storytelling. We love their inspiring work!
Let's Talk
After watching the video, The Floured Apron, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you about The Floured Apron? Why do you think their work important?

  • In the video, Emily talks about how baking helps people connect. What activity do you do that helps you connect with others and build relationships?

  • Why is it important to support our community members during a difficult time? How can showing support, like Floured Apron does for their students, help people overcome hardship?

  • Bonus! Show support to someone you care about today. Not sure how? Ask them how you can best support them.

Do Something
Let's Get Cooking
Try a new recipe together as a family! What do you have in your pantry that you haven't cooked with in a while? Spice up your family dinner by trying something new.

Everyone has a job to do! Wash, slice, dice, and stir. The whole family can pitch in and get creative in the kitchen together.

If you find yourself with ingredients that you don't know how to work together, check out  fridgetotable.com . You can enter ingredients you have around the house and the site will generate tons of recipes for you to try.

Take a picture of your meal and tag us using #honeycombathome and @honeycombproject.
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Community Connection
Erie Neighborhood House
Support our neighbors. The Erie Neighborhood House is an organization supporting over 550 families in West Town and Little Village. Erie House is dedicated to empowering our community—Latinx immigrants alongside individuals and families of all backgrounds through education, access to critical resources, and advocacy. Erie House has mobilized to provide critical support to their network during these uncertain times and they need your help!

Try to limit unnecessary trips.  If you're out grocery shopping for your own family, consider adding some extra items to donate. Erie House is in need of nonperishable food items to support the families they serve. You can contact Cheryl at cphilip@eriehouse.org to schedule a contactless drop off.

Please wear a mask, gloves, and maintain social distance when shopping and dropping off donations. If you or a family member are not feeling well, please refrain from donating at this time.
Chef Du Jour
Honeycomb Leadership Corps members, Wendy and Jake Phillips sent in their favorite Turkey Chili to share with the Hive. When they're not cooking together as a family, the Phillips family enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing board games, and spending time with their dog, Allie.

The Phillips family volunteer with the Honeycomb Leadership Corps because they value the opportunity to give back to their Chicago community in so many different ways. After participating in many events over the years, like their favorite,Host an Adaptive Basketball Tournament, they wanted to help facilitate meaningful experiences for other families.
Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.