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
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.
we are oli
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
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.
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