The Fifty/50 Charities Food Donation Drive only exists due to the selfless contributions of those that are able. Every dollar helps. Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to doing this drive as long as we are able.
This will be the final week of our stationary food drive, located at 133 E Cermak outside of Vu Rooftop until it ends on Sunday, June 14th.
We have been honored and blessed to be able to take care of our community during such an unprescedented and scary time. We have given out over 60,000 meals since the end of March, and we aren’t stopping there. We are shifting to a food-drop program that will focus on the South and West sides of Chicago.
If you have a request for a location drop, please email us at or direct message us on Instagram or Facebook.
We are forever grateful you for your support.
The free meals for restaurant industry workers at West Town Bakery & Diner via The LEE Initiative, Chef Edward Lee, and Maker's Mark will end on Sunday, May 31. Anyone in need of a meal can visit Roots Pizza (South Loop) at 744 S. Dearborn beginning Wednesday, 6/3 through 6/10, provided by The Fifty/50 Group Charities and various donors. It will be active everyday from 4-6:30. After that, we will do our charity food drops to feed those in need in under-served Chicago neighborhoods.
As restaurants move toward reopening around the country, the team at The LEE Initiative decided it was important to help fix the food supply chain. Phase 2 of The LEE Initiative’s response to the COVID 19 Crisis is the Restaurant Reboot Relief Program will help reset the food supply chain for sustainable farmers and the restaurants that are committed to buying from them -- including The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group. The LEE Initiative’s Phase 2 will be made possible by generous support from partners like Maker’s Mark as well as private donations.
We are forever grateful for this incredible program and all that they've done to help chicago's service industry community. Please make sure to give @leeinitiative and @makersmark a follow to stay up-to-date on their projects moving forward.