Greetings Bacon Nation.

When we started Baconfest, we dreamed of bringing people together around our favorite cured meat.  On April 10, that dream came true – 900 people got together to eat a lot of bacon and connect with one another.

But we can’t stop there – It’s not just about feeding our own bacon urge. So, we’re pleased to report that we’ve selected THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY as the beneficiary of Baconfest Chicago 2010.

This Monday, on behalf of all of our fantastic chefs, sponsors and partners as well as everyone that purchased a T-shirt or a ticket to our event, we presented this great organization with a check for $5,000.00.  We’re thrilled to be able to support their mission of making sure that no one in Chicago has to go hungry.

Below are some pics from our visit there.  We had the privilege of taking a private tour of their facility led by Marketing Manager Erik Graves.  The work they do here in Chicago helping almost 700,000 adults and children in Cook County is crucial and unparalleled.

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Attendees, sponsors, vendors, friends:  thank you!  By participating in Baconfest Chicago, you’ve helped a great cause.  You can read more about them or donate to them directly at the link below.

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