Jewel-Osco Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Jewel-Osco Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

09/18/2012

Cuisine, culture and traditions are the focus of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration by Chicago-based Jewel-Osco.

The Supervalu-owned supermarket chain will celebrate its fifth annual Sabor de la Herencia Hispana on Sept. 27, at Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art. Jewel-Osco’s program also includes a series of in-store culinary events that showcase dishes prepared by culinary students from St. Augustine College and offer customers the opportunity to win prizes.

“Sabor de la Herencia Hispana was designed to honor the Hispanic vendors whose products we carry on our shelves, as well as to support the culinary talents of Hispanic youth and recognize the exceptional contributions of this vibrant community,” said Jewel-Osco President Brian Huff.

The grocer will present $20,000 in grants to local organizations that are being recognized for their efforts and commitment to enriching the Hispanic communities they serve: St. Pius Church community kitchen, San José Obrero Mission, the United Neighborhood Organization and St. Augustine College.

Puerto Rican actress, model and TV host Adamari Lopez will speak about her battle against breast cancer and how she has teamed up with Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives tour in efforts to help Latina women understand the importance of early detection.

Culinary students from Chicago’s St. Augustine College will present an array of exclusive dishes that showcase the unique flavors of Latin cuisine and incorporate an array of Hispanic vendor products.

In addition to the reception, Jewel-Osco is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of eight in-store culinary events that will feature authentic Latin-American recipes prepared by St. Augustine chefs and culinary students, valuable prizes and family events.

Jewel-Osco operates 180 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.