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Desserts for Deserts in Photos

On Wednesday, March 28th – FED UP hosted its first event at the Greenhouse Loft in Chicago. It was a “sweet” fundraiser for Fresh Moves (they even brought the bus for the VIP hour) and featured a wide range of tasty desserts from 14 different vendors. Mari Gallagher was there to speak about food deserts, Fig Deejay Brent Rolland ignited the dancefloor with his superb tunes, and there was plenty of tea, coffee, beer and wine to go around.

Thank you to my committee, the volunteers and all the sponsors for helping make the event such a success. And thanks to figphoto for taking these shots:

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Desserts for Deserts

Dessert for Deserts: A Sweet Fundraiser for Fresh Moves
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Greenhouse Loft (housed in Chicago’s Green Exchange)
2545 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL
7:00pm VIP reception
8:00 to 10:00pm general admission

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Fed Up  – a blog devoted to better food ideas for a more sustainable world – will be producing a fundraiser called Desserts for Deserts to raise the awareness about food deserts. This term refers to areas where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Food deserts are prevalent in rural as well as urban areas, and are most prevalent in low-socioeconomic minority communities.

Almost everyone has a sweet tooth and Fed Up wants to take advantage of this fact. The fundraiser will be an evening of sampling desserts from some of the finest bakeries, chocolatiers, restaurants, caterers and pastry chefs in Chicago.

Money raised will go to benefit Fresh Moves – a great NPO with a very ingenious solution to eliminating food desserts in underserved communities. It transformed a donated CTA bus into a mobile produce market, and makes routes selling fruits and vegetables four times a week in North Lawndale and Austin.

Desserts of Deserts will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Greenhouse Loft, a new Platinum LEED certified event venue, housed in Chicago’s Green Exchange at 2545 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL. The time frame is 7:00pm is VIP reception, 8:00pm general admission and ends at 10:00pm. There will be drinks, entertainment by fig media, and brief remarks from Mari Gallagher – national food desert expert.

Our proud sponsors include:

A Swan Event
Ambassadors for Healthy Eating
Bleeding Heart Bakery
Bot Bakery
Bright Endeavors
Browntrout
Classic Party Rentals
Convergence Cuisine
CS Magazine
Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition
Fig Catering
Fig Media
Fire and Icing
Fritz Bakery
Green Exchange
Greenhouse Loft
Green Spirit Living
Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Katherine Anne Confections
Limelight
Metropolis Coffee
New Belgium
Pure Kitchen
Rishi Tea
Swim Cafe
Uncommon Ground
Vine Joy

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