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We are The Jean & Gail Cantave Foundation and we run the annual #50Wards50Meals Thanksgiving Food Drive & Fundraiser. This is our 5th Annual Food Drive & Fundraiser where we prepare home cooked meals for distribution on the streets of Chicago on Thanksgiving morning for low-income and homeless individuals.


Our mission in memoriam of Jean & Gail Cantave, the parents of Dean Cantave, is to serve, empower, and educate those in need through civic and social giving.

The Cantave Foundation Team

We are actively working on our 5th Annual 50 Wards 50 Meals Thanksgiving Food Drive & Fundraiser to raise funds for preparing home cooked meals for those suffering from food insecurity within the city of Chicago.

This annual event is run by The Jean & Gail Cantave Foundation on the morning of Thanksgiving where we take hand prepared and freshly packaged cooked meals, and deliver these meals to local communities here in Chicago. Our meals are distributed to the homeless and low-income individuals that are in need.



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