CHICAGO (CBS) — A rock band with local roots is giving back to the area’s schoolchildren.

Fall Out Boy announced Thursday an effort to help Chicago students learn about food education and gardening.

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The band got its start in Wilmette in 2001. Now, on its website, it says it’s taking its first step in becoming a “champion for Chicago.”

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The band is teaming up with Back to the Roots, Inc., an Oakland, California-based start-up, to bring gardening and food education to 20,000 area schoolchildren, including kits that allow the students the experience of growing their own food.

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The band also will launch a campaign called “Fall Out Boy Champion,” to honor local heroes across the country, giving away concert tickets at each stop to those it judges to be “local champions.”