Jewel-Osco Celebrates Black History Month
For the 18th consecutive year, Jewel-Osco is celebrating African-American history with a “Taste of Black History Month." Throughout February, select Jewel stores will feature samples from more than 30 local vendors, along with live entertainment and prizes. The in-store events will also include a host of celebrities, including former Chicago Bears NFL Hall of Fame linebacker and philanthropist Otis Wilson, as well as Soul Food Scholar Chef Adrian Miller.
“This month-long celebration allows Jewel-Osco to highlight our partnerships with local minority-owned businesses while sampling the many delicious items that will be prepared on-site,” said Mike Withers, president of the Itasca, Ill.-based Jewel-Osco.
“Jewel-Osco recognizes the great achievements made by the local community, not only during the month of February, but year round,” added Jim Seidler, sales manager for Jewel-Osco's ethnic foods category.
The kick-off celebration will be held Wednesday, February 1st from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Jewel-Osco at 1655 E. 95th Street, Chicago, Illinois. Jewel-Osco will be presenting a $2,500 charitable contribution to the Bronzeville Children’s Museum, the first and only African American children’s museum in the United States.
Following the February 1 kick-off at the 95th Steet location, the Jewel-Osco Black History Month celebrations will continue each weekend throughout February at the following locations:
- Sat. 2/4 - 443 E. 34th Street, Chicago
- Sat. 2/11- 87th West 87th Street, Chicago
- Sat. 2/18 - 7530 S. Stoney Island, Chicago
- Sat. 2/25 - 17705 S. Halsted, Homewood
Each event will take place from noon until 4 p.m.