As a community-oriented business, we believe it is crucial not only to provide a high quality product to our customers, but to share our time, money and products with a range of organizations and non-profits doing amazing, radical work in Chicago, the US, and the world. Since our start in 2015, we have given over $25,000 in monetary donations and in-kind donations to a variety of organizations. We are committed to donating a percentage of our revenue via monetary and in-kind donations to non-profits + organizations working in 4 focused areas:

  • We support queer/trans/POC/women populations organizations.

  • We work with local organizations in our community.

  • We support sustainable, responsible food production and hunger reduction.

We offer a FREE monthly community dinner.

Twice a month, Smack Dab hosts a free community dinner for any and all to come eat a nourishing, lovingly prepared meal. Community meals happen every other Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 at 6730 N Clark. Enjoy in our space, or take it to go! Meals are always vegan with a gluten free option. Completely free, or a suggested donation of $5-10.

We are always looking for volunteers who want to help feed their community! Join us the Monday afternoon prior to the dinner to help process produce (basic knife skills required), or for a variety of shifts on Dinner Wednesdays to help bring the dinner to life! Fill out our quick volunteer intake form and we’ll be in touch.


Girl Forward, Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago Chapter, Black Lives Matter, Assata’s Daughters, Cradles to Crayons, Native American Rights Fund, American Indian College Fund, Black + Pink Chicago, Pinebelt Association for Families, Planned Parenthood Illinois, Chicago Abortion Fund, Howard Brown Health Center, Rape Victim Advocates (now Resilience Chicago), Autonomous Tenants Union (Chicago), Treehouse Chicago, Upswing Advocates, One Tail at a Time, Youth Empowerment Performance Project, Brave Space Alliance, Trans Disaster Relief Fund, Third Wave Fund, Peterson Garden Project, Felines + Canines, Food Not Bombs, A Just Harvest, Pottawatomie Park Advisory Council, Global Giving, Rogers Park Food Co-op, Artists of the Wall.

Smack Dab Chicago Giving - Co-founder Axel - Organizations we support
If you know of an organization you love or an event that meets our criteria, tell us more at the email address below!

[email protected]