Top Box Foods in the News

Top Box Foods COVID-19 Response

April 2020

See how Top Box Foods has responded to the challenges and increased need of the pandemic through innovative home deliveries for all.

Top Box Foods on Mike Leonard's PBS Special

December 2015

Learn about what our boxes mean to our volunteers, partners, and community with scenes from food distributions at the sites of our long-term partners, Apostolic Faith Church and Trinity United Church of Christ. 

Chris Kennedy on Dr. Wadell Brooks

February 2015

Our founder, Chris Kennedy, talks Top Box Foods Express in Lake County, IL. 

Top Box Foods First Delivery

May 2012

Watch highlights of the first deliveries in Chicago. Hear thoughts and interviews with customers, pastors, and volunteers on getting great affordable food to all.

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Unemployment has spiked, finances are stretched, food insecurity is on the rise, and vulnerable populations have struggled in their daily life. But the crisis also has provided opportunities for Chicagoans to help each other.

Chicago Sun Times

In partnership with ADA and Top Box Foods, BCBSIL provided more than 2,000 healthy meal kits to members needing meal assistance in Aurora, Chicago, and Rockford.

HealthPayerIntelligence, December 2020

Team Leverage: Bringing It Home — a collaboration of Chicago nonprofit Top Box Foods, Evanston-based tech company FarmLogix and an Indiana farming hub — beat out four other finalists to win the $500,000 Food to Market Challenge.

Chicago Tribune, October 2016

[Top Box Foods Express] has been fresh every time; it’s worth the money we pay. In fact, it saves us money. — Diane White, Zion, IL

Daily Herald, October 2016

Our customers do not see themselves as the recipients of charity... they are buying their food at affordable rates and providing for themselves and for their families. There's a lot of dignity in our mission. (The) fact that it's a hand up and not a handout is one of the reasons so many people like to work with us.

Chicago Tribune, February 2015

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