Our Mission...

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.


We’ve been serving low-income and homeless Chicagoans with hot meals.

Our 50 Wards | 50 Meals Program is dedicated to serving a hot Thanksgiving dinner to those that need it the most throughout the Greater Chicago area.

This is an event that we run on the morning of Thanksgiving where we take hand prepared and freshly cooked meals to be passed out to local communities here in Chicago and distribute the food to the homeless and low income individuals that are in need. 

Our Foundation is in its fifth year of the Annual 50 Wards | 50 Meals Thanksgiving Food Drive & Fundraiser feeding those suffering from food insecurity.

What We Serve

  • Turkey
  • Dressing
  • Kale & Collard Greens
  • Cornbread Muffins
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Green Beans
  • Candied Yams
  • Bottled Water

Serving Up Smiles

On one of our nation’s most precious holidays dedicated to being thankful for all of life’s blessings, we desire to share our abundance with those who are thankful for even the simplest of hot meals. These homemade hot meals are lovingly crafted and served to our community’s less fortunate.


Join us in our 50 Wards | 50 Meals Project!