Brewer to donate to Greater Chicago Food Depository one orange for each Blue Moon Purchased at Participating Restaurants
As diners enjoy world-class cuisine during the upcoming Chicago Restaurant Week, they can also do something to benefit others in the community. For every Blue Moon beer purchased at the more than 200 participating restaurants Feb. 18 through Feb. 27, Blue Moon Brewing Co. will donate one orange* to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
“Blue Moon Belgian White is brewed with orange peel and is famous for its subtle citrus flavor, as well as the orange garnish perched atop each glass,” said Blue Moon brand manager Amy Breeze. “The beer pairs extremely well with a broad range of meals, and we’re glad to be able to extend the brand’s connection to oranges by working with Chicago Restaurant Week to make this donation to Greater Chicago Food Depository.”
Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau (CCTB) is Chicago’s celebration as a world-class dining destination. Supported by the CCTB’s restaurant members, the fourth annual event kicks off Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 27.
“This collaboration arrives at a time when we’re serving record numbers of people at pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County,” said Kate Maehr, chief executive officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “We’re so grateful for Chicago Restaurant Week and Blue Moon stepping up and making this much-needed donation.”
More than 200 restaurants throughout the Chicago area will offer three-course, prix fixe lunches for $22 and dinners for $33 and $44, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. A list of participating restaurants by cuisine or neighborhood is available at www.eatitupchicago.com.
Chicago Restaurant Week is sponsored by 101.9fm THE MIX, American Express, Blue Moon, Chicago magazine, Chicago Tribune, KEY – This Week in Chicago magazine, Metromix, Moet & Chandon, OpenTable, RedEye, SCVNGR, Travelocity and YouSwoop.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 135,000 meals every day.
* Or the monetary equivalent of the orange total.