Obama Legacy

 

initiative

Creating sustainable solutions that eliminate

food insecurity ​within our communities

GOld star memorial 

JOIn OLI in honoring the Gold Star family of Pfc. Gunnar R. Hotchkin, at the memorial dedication of a raised garden bed in the Woodridge Village Hall Plaza

Key note speakers: ​

  • Gov. JB Pritzker

  • Sen. Dick Durbin

  • U.S. Reps. Bill Foster, Sean Casten, and Lauren Underwood

  • Mayor Gina Cunningham-Picek

  • DuPage County Board member Lynn LaPlante

Other Participants:

  • Woodridge VFW Post 1578, provided the Color Guard

  • Dr. Benjamin White, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and current member of the Naperville City Council

  • Sherman Neal, a retired naval commander and current president of the College of DuPage Foundation, provided the Honor Guard.

  • Bagpipes: Woodridge Police Chief Brian Cunningham

  • Keynote Speaker: Troy Davis Jr., a senior at Western Kentucky University

  • Home Depot district managers John Girves and Heather Weingart

  • OLI Intern Ambassador Noor Chawla and current OLI Intern Team Leader Drushya Musham.

 

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Our Missions

01
We honor the legacy of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama by continuing their White House initiatives including urban gardens and eliminating food scarcity as well as community education.

IN HONOR OF THE OBAMAS

02

GARDENS AND FOOD SECURITY

​OLI seeks to produce, collect, and deliver fresh produce to food pantries, through the OLI Garden, community gardens, and getting individuals to grow and donate excess produce from their own gardens.
03

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

OLI seeks to provide a curriculum of training (in-person, video, etc) that teaches our community to eat healthy, grow food, preserve fresh food, cook fresh food, and make healthy meals with food pantry ingredients. 

"True democracy is a project that’s much bigger than any one of us. It’s bigger than any one person, any one president, and any one government. It’s a job for all of us."

President Barack Obama, 2017

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