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ABOUT
COOK IT FORWARD

Cook It Forward is a non-profit advocacy arm of Rule No One Hospitality, Inc. with a mission to address ongoing inequities in our food systems.

We are all working collectively on social entrepreneurship, social equity, and social justice-- one meal at a time.

MISSION & HISTORY.

Cook It Forward is a non-profit advocacy arm of Rule No One Hospitality, Inc. with a mission to address ongoing inequities in our food systems.  We are all working collectively on social entrepreneurship, social equity, and social justice-- one meal at a time.

Cook It Forward was founded in June 2020.  We partnered with Francesca Hong, (Chef/Co-Owner, Morris Ramen, State Representative) and Alnisa Allgood (Executive Director, Collaboration for Good) to develop an end-to-end distribution network to tackle food insecurity in Madison.  Participating restaurants and local nonprofit partners produced and distributed healthy, fresh meals for insecure families, seniors, and people with disabilities.  Last-mile distribution partners ensured that the growing number of individuals and families who needed the food, and without recourse to access it, received it.

 

In July 2021, CIF started a new campaign to help fund minority-owned WI-based businesses who were notified by the SBA in writing that they would receive Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants, but whose payments were halted on June 14th following the outcome of lawsuits in Texas and Tennessee that barred the SBA from distributing grants on the basis of race and sex.

Cook It Forward is fiscally sponsored by the Center for Community Stewardship (C4CS), a 501c3 nonprofit.  Cook It Forward works directly with key non-profits in the Madison community to address ongoing inequities in our food systems.

 

The Center for Community Stewardship is a 501(c)(3) and provides fiscal agency, compliance and accounting services.