Community Partners

Our main mission at Meaningfull Meals is helping families get enough to eat by raising money for organizations that provide nutrient rich foods to those in need. Listed below are the establishments which we have partnered with to help improve local communities. For every MeaningFull Meal designated purchase from one of our partners below, we donate directly to a local food bank or a food bank affiliated organization. We are always looking for new partners that share our vision to join our growing family!


Russian Tea Time

Russian Tea Time offers a variety of dishes from the diverse regions of the former Soviet Union Republics. Our guests can indulge in an extensive assortment of vegetarian dishes – Tashkent Carrot salad, Eggplant Orientale, Beet Caviar, and golubtsy (cabbage rolls) to name a few.

Owner and Chef, Klara Muchnik, and her son, Vadim Muchnik, opened Russian Tea Time in 1993. Centrally located in heart of the Chicago’s Downtown, Russian Tea Time has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary “landmarks.”




77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603


(312) 360-0000

TrueNorth Cafe

TrueNorth Cafe is an independent, healthy cafe that serves top-notch coffee & tea, proper eats, and blended drinks in the Andersonville and Hyde Park Neighborhoods. We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive space for all people to hang out and thrive. We are not afraid to stand up for our community through political engagement.

In Andersonville, the cafe has hosted gubernatorial candidates meet and greets featuring Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy, and JB Pritzker and famously served a “Trumpkin Spice Latte: Huge, Orange, and Tax Free” before the 2016 election. TrueNorth values Social Justice, and has recently held fundraisers for EMILY’s List, the ACLU, and hosted phone banks for Democratic candidates.




5507 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640


(773) 754-7550


Hyde Park


1323 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637


(773) 538-7372

ExLibris Cafe

Located on the first floor of the Regenstein Library, eX Libris is an ideal place to enjoy a drink, snack, or just a brief respite from your relentless workload without having to trek too far from the bookstacks.

We offer an array of hot and cold sandwiches, salads and sushi, with daily deliveries from The Sit Down, as well as fresh-delivered baked goods each morning and espresso drinks and snacks for your late-night caffeine and sugar fix.




1st Floor of Regenstein Library
1100 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Crave natural Food

Inspired by traditional Chinese cuisine, Crave Natural is a healthy and sustainable alternative to your everyday meals. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a tasty breakfast, we have what you need to satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your health. Crave Natural was built on the idea that healthy, authentic Asian food can be enjoyed by people all over the world.

The idea behind Asian foods like black sesame soup is to provide health benefits as well as a great taste. We’ve taken this idea to the next level by developing products that each contain multiple health benefits as well as as great, traditional flavors!