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This Local Burger Joint Is Giving Away 10,000 Meals To End Child Hunger

By Charli Renken

This Local Burger Joint Is Giving Away 10,000 Meals To End Child Hunger

Epic Burger has partnered with Generosity Feeds and Blessings in a Backpack to tackle child hunger among Chicago Public School students. 

Child hunger is one of the largest barriers to education students face in the US. Chicago-born restaurant, Epic Burger hopes to change that by partnering with Generosity Feeds, a non-profit dedicated to ending child hunger. Not only are Epic Burger employees volunteering to put together 10,000 nutritious meals for CPS students, but the company will also donate all burger proceeds from Nov 15-17 to Generosity Feeds.

Epic Burger is dedicated to making a more “mindful burger.” All beef, dairy, and produce are all-natural and ethically sourced, something Vice President of Operations Michael Cruickshank takes very seriously. He says the natural next step toward mindful eating is giving back to the community. “We have communities within walking distance of where we do business where children struggle with hunger. To me that is unacceptable and we can do better.”

Photo courtesy of Epic Burger.

Epic Burger plans to create 10,000 meals for CPS students in a company-wide, volunteer meal packing event Nov 10. These meals will be distributed by Blessings in a Backpack, another child hunger nonprofit, to three Chicago schools most in need; Maternity BVM Elementary, St. Malachy School, and Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary.

According to the University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute, 64% of Cook County children struggle with food insecurity. Nationally, over 11 million children in America live in households where nutritious food is not always available. After the recent teacher’s strike, Generosity Feeds believes this is a crucial time to make a local impact on child hunger. “With… children returning to a regular schedule, we can be on the front end of restoring hope to a child’s school day through weekend meals,” says Stefani Klabunde, VP Mission Manager of Generosity Feeds.

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Photo: Hannah Stokes

In addition to packing meals, Epic Burger will donate 20% of hamburger sales (including catering and food delivery orders) for every classic, all-natural beef ‘“Epic Burger” purchased between Nov 15 – 17, 2019 to Generosity Feeds. The weekend donation campaign will take place at all eight Epic Burger locations, so mark your meal planner with this wonderful opportunity.

It’s truly heart-warming to see a local business give back to the community. For more information on how to get involved visit www.GenerosityFeeds.org.

Feature photo courtesy of Epic Burger.