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40 years ago

40 years ago on August 3rd, 1976, a hot summer day, a young family landed at O’Hare with just $116, a suitcase, and a small soup pot that the young mother used to make kasha and bullion for her infant. The couple, still kids themselves, left the Soviet Union to escape the stifling life of […]


How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Rachel Kraus is an AmeriCorps service member with FoodCorps, a nationwide team of leaders who connect kids to real food in school. You can find out more about it at www.foodcorps.org. Lifeway is a member of the FoodCorps Corporate Council and its support helps make Rachel’s position possible. You can read more about our partnership […]


Lifeway Feeds Hungry Foodies at the 2016 Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago 2016, the nation’s premier outdoor food festival, kicks off today, July 6th, at Chicago’s Grant Park. The festival features a wide variety of food trucks, live music, and local designers. Seeing as we’re all foodies here at Lifeway, we definitely wouldn’t miss it! Not only are we sampling our kefir at the […]


Reflections on the United States of Women Summit

We recently sponsored three young women to attend the United States of Women Summit in Washington DC. Below are their reflections. Isabel’s Reflections The United State of Women Summit was an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only did I get to hear speeches from some of the most notable political leaders, such as President Obama, Vice President […]


United State of Women

Isabel, a sophomore at Tufts University, is a summer intern at Lifeway. This week, we’ll be sending Isabel and two other young women to attend The White House’s United State of Women conference. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for periodic updates. Here’s Isabel’s blog to kick off the event.   Women’s rights and responsibilities are ever-present in modern dialogue – from […]


Lifeway T-shirt Giveaway

You’ve asked, and now you shall receive! As a thank you to our wonderful and supportive customers, we’ll be giving away 5 of our Lifeway Kefir shirts! (Available for Men and Women in sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Men’s shirts are not V-Neck.) To enter, just answer 1 of the 4 summer themed questions below in the comments for a chance to […]


4th Annual Chef’s Playground

Last night, the Academy for Global Citizenship’s 4th annual Chef’s Playground fundraising event took place at Chicago’s Art Institute in the Modern Wing. Twenty high-profile chefs, local and national celebrities, and business innovators gathered to sample tasty treats in support of the academy’s mission to empower all students to positively impact the community and world beyond.   “The Academy […]


Celebrating 30 Years!

Today marks 30 years of Lifeway Foods! Follow along the timeline as we travel through the past with photos, articles, and videos. It’s been a wild ride, but we have so much planned for the upcoming year! And we couldn’t have made it without the support of our Lifeway customers. So, Thank You! Be sure to stay […]


Kefir in the Arts

We’ve found that artists and creative personalities seem to love kefir — and we love them back! After all, kefir is a cultured dairy product. Lifeway has a history of lending enthusiastic support to a wide variety of creative endeavors, from music festivals to fashion shows, so it’s exciting when artists such as the Red […]


The Jay Michael Frozen Dessert Program

To fulfill the wishes of former oncology patient Jay Michael, Lifeway Foods will donate frozen kefir to oncology patients at Northwestern Medicine for the next ten years.   Lifeway will donate 100 percent of the kefir product and cups to Prentice, which will serve over 100 patients daily. The soft-serve machine that will dispense the kefir […]