THIS JUST IN as of 4/8/2011

In addition to the awesome prizes below, UNITED AIRLINES just donated two travel vouchers as prizes for the Raffle.  BRING SOME non-perishable food and get free raffle tickets!!!!

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Greetings Bacon Nation,

As we hope you all know by now, Baconfest Chicago is not merely a celebration of Bacon-gluttony (though that is for sure a huge selling point), but also a vehicle by which we can all support our charitable partner, THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY (GCFD).  In addition to donating a substantial portion of our proceeds, we are also co-hosting a Food Drive with the GCFD at the event.  And our presenting sponsor the Illinois Pork Producers Association is matching pound for pound everything we collect with a donation of pork to the GCFD.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

On April 9th, please bring donations of non-perishable food with you to Baconfest Chicago 2011 for our Food Drive.

WHY?

You’ll be supporting an incredible organization called the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  They provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

And if Karma is not reason enough, guests who bring non-perishable food for the drive will be given FREE RAFFLE TICKETS to win some truly amazing prizes.

WHAT ARE THESE RAFFLE PRIZES?

Grand Prizes donated by:

Dreymiller & Kray Quality Meats
Calphalon
Candid Wines
Chefwear

We’re also raffling mega-gift-packs to include items from the following Baconfest Chicago 2011 vendors:

Baconfest Chicago
Bacon Hot Sauce
Enjoy: An Urban General Store
Halo’s engine No. 9 Spice
Hot Chocolate Chicago
Jakes Country Meats
Jo Snow Syrup
Know Your Flag Posters and T-Shirts
Nosh This Candy
Paulina Meat Market
Provenance Food & Wines
Ream’s Elburn Market
R.G.W. Candies
Salted Caramel
Spencers Jolly Posh British & Irish Foods

See you all on April 9th.

Andre, Mike and Seth