No one ever needs an excuse to indulge in some chocolate but in case anyone is looking, Katherine Anne Confections (2745 W. Armitage Ave.) has the best one.
When COVID-19 phased out Katherine Anne’s wholesale and dine-in business, the popular neighborhood confectionary was left with a surplus of their salted caramel drinking chocolate. And in a very generous move, they decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from the drinking chocolate mixes to nonprofit organizations.
This past weekend, 100% of any purchases went to Gardeneers, a local nonprofit that develops school garden programs with a focus on food-insecure areas. Students are taught how to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables, as well as how they can use their crops to benefit themselves and their communities. Gardeneers works with elementary, middle, and high schools primarily in Chicago’s South and West Side.
“This is the very least we can do,” the owners wrote in a recent newsletter. “And, we’d love to hear of any other food-related organizations to support, especially in food-insecure neighborhoods, so please send ’em our way.”
Katherine Anne is looking to support those working to provide relief to food-insecure neighborhoods and want your suggestions.
The shop and cafe is now also open with limited hours, so those looking to drop by for an in-person visit can do so Monday — Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All shop sales of the salted caramel drinking chocolate mix will be donated as well.
So, go on and indulge that sweet tooth at Katherine Anne Confections — where chocolate is the gift that keeps on giving.
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