Jewel-Osco event offers a taste of Hispanic heritage

ITASCA, Ill. — Supervalu's Jewel-Osco chain announced that it will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its fourth annual VIP reception to honor the culture and significant achievements of the Hispanic community. The signature event, "Sabor de la Herencia Hispana," will be held Sept. 14, at the National Museum of Mexican Art located on 1852 W. 19th Street in Chicago, from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Sabor de la Herencia Hispana" (Taste of Hispanic Heritage) is dedicated to recognizing the continuous efforts and outstanding contributions made by leaders from the business and non-profit sectors of the Latino community, Jewel-Osco said. The event also will highlight the unique flavors and richness of Latin cuisine, by showcasing exclusive dishes developed by culinary students from Chicago's St. Augustine College along with major local Hispanic brands.

"The importance of the growing Hispanic community can be found everywhere in our society," Jewel-Osco president Brian Huff said. "This community event is a way for Jewel-Osco to honor Hispanic business and community leaders for the work they have done. In this way, we are all connected and our future success is linked to one another."

During the VIP reception, three social service agencies will be honored for their efforts and their commitment to enriching the Hispanic communities they serve. This year, Jewel-Osco will award a total of $15,000 in grants to Alivio Medical Center, Immaculate Conception Food Pantry, and Aspira of Illinois.

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