Feast is an annual outdoor arts and music festival hosted by AMFM created to raise awareness about food insecurity on Chicago's South and West sides. Through a series of activations in parks in food deserted areas, AMFM pairs music performances and art activations from local artists with food mutual aid.
Longtime partner Imperfect Produce, restaurants, chefs, and food pantries partner with FEAST to create access to fresh and healthy food, and hot meals for free. The festival also seeks to raise awareness about the rich and diverse artistic talent the city has by offering a platform for local artists to perform at a festival solely for emerging artists.
Much Of The West Side Is A Food Desert — So Artists Are Throwing A ‘Feast’, Block Club Chicago, 2021
AMFM fights food deserts with the Feast festival, Chicago Reader, 2019
Local arts organization AMFM raises food deserts awareness, promotes local artists at North Lawndale festival, Chicago Tribune, 2019
Feast aims to enrich Chicago’s food deserts, Chicago Tribune, 2018
Feast fest offers sounds and a chance to help, Chicago Tribune 2018
Video Credits (From Top): Chicago Tribune, 2019 ; Chicago Park District, Your Night Out At Home, 2020, (Virtual Event) ; Feast Festival 2019, Video by L. Vaughn Vino Taylor
Photo Credits: Zeek Ramos, 2021 Feast Festival