Delicious Snacks for a Great Cause
Choose from two delicious snack boxes featuring black and minority food entrepreneurs.
About the Fundraiser
The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® , Windy City P.E.A.R.L.S., are delighted to partner with Good Food Brands, a company founded by food entrepreneurs to help people discover delicious, healthy food while supporting minority and women-owned businesses.
Together, we curated two special snack box purchase options. Consider a box for yourself, as a gift, or as a “thank you” to business associates, essential workers, or first responders.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will support programming and college scholarships for Chicago’s northwest side.
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Meet The Makers
We've assembled collections of products that showcase the best that we have to offer. All of our products are made by diverse founders and align with our values: good for your tastebuds, good for your health, and good for your community.
Amani - Cold Brew Coffee
Claude Bambi is co-founder of Amani Coffee Company. Claude is a dual citizen of the United States and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Amani was founded with a simple plan - to open trade between the US and DRC in an effort to create peace through economic development. The overwhelmingly positive nature of the farmers and their desire to create a better life inspired Claude and his co-founder to make a difference.
Amani Coffee Company created its own cooperative of 2200+ farmers (850 of which are women). We pay all our farmers above market and equal wages, as well as donate a percentage of our profits back to a charity we established in Eastern Congo to build roads, schools, and water supply.
Amani Coffee is direct trade coffee. Straight from our cooperative in DR Congo to our facilities in Chicago where we roast, pack, and distribute. All our coffee is organic, sustainably farmed, and specialty grade. We're including our delicious ready to drink cans of cold brew in this box.
Pipcorn - Heirloom Sea Salt Popcorn
Pipcorn is a family business that started when co-founder Jen Martin shared some recently-discovered heirloom popcorn with her brother, Jeff. His immediate reaction was “We have to sell this!” The shells were incredibly delicate and the flavor was like nothing Jeff ever had. After much thinking, strategizing, and snacking, Jeff, his wife Teresa, and sister Jen decided to go all-in and turn these special heirloom popcorn kernels into a family business.
Pipcorn offers four lines, Heirloom Popcorn, Heirloom Cheese Balls, Heirloom Corn Dippers, and Heirloom Crackers, all of which are gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified. All of these snacks are inspired by childhood favorites and reimagined with heirloom corn to create better-for-everyone, modern alternatives. Pipcorn’s key ingred;ient, the heirloom corn kernel, is delicate, tasty, and easy to digest.
Fillo's - Puerto Rican Rice and Grandules
My brother and I are Cuban-Panamanian Americans, with extended family from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States. We started our company because some of the beloved Latin American foods from our childhood weren’t readily available. Our goal was to introduce a bold new product line that would offer something authentic to the broadest possible audience. In 2016 we did just that with FILLO'S, the first name in premium sofrito beans.
We value authenticity and convenience equally, and refuse to sacrifice either. Our beans are shelf-stable and ready-to-serve, but we use only fresh vegetables, olive oil, beans, water and spices. We are dedicated to keeping our labels clean and our products packed with nutrition.
Partake Foods - Deliciously Crunchy Allergen-Free Cookies
Food allergies were never top-of-mind for us, but when our daughter, Vivienne, began eating solid foods, it suddenly became clear she had several. And just as suddenly, our lives began to change. We set out to find the healthy, allergy-friendly snacks we'd need to fuel our active lifestyle, but came away from stores frustrated and mystified. So we set out to create our own. Making allergy-friendly, healthy snacks for my daughter was hard work, but I refused to give up or give in – and Partake Foods was born. Our products are deliciously made for just about everyone - from those with restrictions to those who simply want to eat more healthfully.
Today, Partake Foods is a mom-run, minority-owned company that makes delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies designed to provide peace of mind to those with dietary restrictions and simple enjoyment to those without. Our cookies are made with simple, whole food ingredients like organic ancient grain flours, fruits/veggies, and minimal sugar.
Ms. P's G Free - Delicious Gluten-Free Granola
Ms. P’s G Free founder and CEO Lisa Marsh wants to make the gluten-free world a tastier place. A Chicago native, her gluten-free baked goods are so popular with friends and family that she decided to start a business. Ms.P’s Gluten-free is lovingly dedicated to Mrs. P-Youlas Patterson-Brown, mother and mentor, whose creative home-cooking and gentle leadership has been a constant source of inspiration.
Ms P's G Free’s Granola is an enjoyable blend that allows you more energy, and curbs your appetite without the sugar crash!
Paradise Snax - Gluten-Free Pretzels and Icing Dip
Emily D. Edwards is a former social worker in private practice turned Founder of Emily's Foods. During her own weight loss journey, she became frustrated with the lack of snacks, dips, and icings options that were healthy, contained less sugar, more plant protein, and convenient for her busy lifestyle. So Emily started making plant-based icings: dips with pea protein powder to pair with her snacks in her kitchen and quickly realized that people who did not eat healthy icings and dips fell in love with them.
Paradise Snax Pax are convenient, organic better for you on the go snack packs. We created Paradise Snax Pax to be shared at home with your family and loved ones or for the busy on the go individual.
A Dozen Cousins - Soulfully Seasoned Beans
A Dozen Cousins is a natural food brand that makes convenient side dishes inspired by traditional Creole, Caribbean and Latin American foods. Their first product is a line of authentic regional beans that are seasoned with real vegetables and spices and cooked with nutrient-dense avocado oil. The brand is named after the founder's daughter and her 11 cousins.
Ibraheem Basir is the founder and CEO of A Dozen Cousins. Growing up in Brooklyn, his kitchen was a melting pot of his mother's Southern cooking and the recipes that she picked up from their Caribbean and Latin American neighbors. After spending years working in the natural food industry, he started A Dozen Cousins so that he could share some of his family's favorite dishes using authentic recipes and real wholesome ingredients.
Bija Bhar - Resilience Turmeric Elixir
Bija Bhar's Resilience Turmeric Elixir is a 100% organic, antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory turmeric, ginger, and lemon elixir that can be mixed with hot or cold water, milk/nut milk smoothies, teas, or even hangover reducing cocktails.Our 3 strains of Hawaiian Turmeric and Ginger are never boiled (like most other powders) they are dried in slices at the farm and ground fresh for every batch at low temperatures under our Founder Anjali's supervision. We grind and sift it to a fine powder to offer you the smoothest, freshest, most delicious turmeric on the market!
Jimmy's Vegan Cookies
Healthy & Delicious is a lofty duo. Thankfully we like a challenge. Take A Guilt Free Indulgence™ of endless Amish Granola Grains made with Coconut Oil, Slivered Almonds, Shaved Coconut, and Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips sweetened with our New 0 Sugar Plant-Based Sweeter. Yes, we ditched the Agave for 0g Added Sugars. So Go ahead; this is one vegan cookie and snack you won’t regret.