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Starbucks & Eli’s Cheesecake Working together to Help the Greater Chicago Food Depository

One of our most important partners at Eli’s is the Greater Chicago Food
Depository (GCFD). When we opened Eli’s Cheesecake World on World Food Day in
1996, the inaugural beneficiary of our Eli’s Cheesecake Festival and grand
opening week was the GCFD. This partnership has continued for every Festival and
for regular donations of Eli’s products throughout the year. In fact, our
support resulted us as being named as the Supporter of the Year by GCFD.

For that reason, we were delighted when Starbucks asked us to help them raise
money and provide dessert for the GCFD. Last Thursday, we had the pleasure to
sample the new items that we are providing to all Chicago area Starbucks at 13
selected Cafes. It was a win win for the customers as they got to sample a great
Eli’s Cheesecake or dessert for making a cash donation directly to a GCFD
volunteer. This donation was then matched by 100% twice–first in cash by
Starbucks and second in dessert by Eli’s. In total over $3,000 in cash (enough
to provide more than 12,000 meals) and over $1,500 in dessert.

This was a great event because of the partnership between Starbucks, Eli’s
Cheesecake and the GCFD.

The photo on the left is of the award winning Starbucks at Lincoln and Wilson
on Chicago’s northwest side (just across the street from the Old Town School of
Folk Music). Imagine walking in the store and meeting two enthusiastic (an
understatement) Starbucks barristas assisted by two dynamite volunteers for the
GCFD, part of a delegation of volunteers from SBC, who gave their evening as
volunteers. Our thanks to Tiffany and Alisa of Starbucks and Dwight and Barbara
of SBC for being those special people.

Over at the 24 hour hour Starbucks at North and Wells, the guests had the
opportunity for table service. Our thanks to Jennifer (center picture left) and
her husband, Matt, and our publicist (and my wife), Maureen Schulman (center
picture right) for serving until 11pm.

Finally thanks to the dedicated support of Ilana Shaffer, of the GCFD, for
arranging the event. Illana is pictured below with husband, Marty, and Starbucks
manager, Arthur, who made the evening such a success.








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Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to Partner with Starbucks in Chicago

Chicago is a great city for Starbucks with over 200 stores in the Greater
Chicago area. We were honored when Starbucks added Eli’s Cheesecake and desserts
as a special afternoon treat. Visit any Chicago Starbucks after 2pm and you have
your choice of Eli’s Original Cheesecake, Eli’s Tira Mi Su Cheesecake, Eli’s
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Torte and Eli’s Cappuccino Brownie made with Caffe
Verona (R).

The customer reponse has been great and we are honored to be a supplier
partners with such an outstanding organization.

We are participating in two upcoming events with Starbucks and our friends at
the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

On Wednesday, July 14th, we will be passing out samples of our cheesecake at
the “Ultimate Coffee Break” to be held from 11am to 2pm in Equity Plaza. 2 North
Riverside Drive. Come by and enjoy Starbucks blended beverages, sandwiches from
Starbucks and Eli’s Cheesecake and Desserts.

On Thursday, July 22nd, we will be sampling Eli’s Cheesecake and Desserts at
13 Starbucks locations throughout the Chicago area. Representatives of the Food
Depository will be on hand to take donations to that most worthy group, which
will be matched by Starbucks in dollars and matched by Eli’s in a cheesecake
donation. The hour and stores are as follows:


Intersection Address City Phone Hours
Madison & Morgan (UCO) 1001A W. Madison Ave Chicago 312.421.7073 1pm-4pm
Jackson & Wabash 55 E. Jackson Chicago 312.786.9201 1pm-4pm
LaSalle & Lake 180 N. LaSalle St Chicago 312.236.1286 1pm-4pm
Michigan & Erie 670 N. Michigan Chicago 312.787.2165 1pm-4pm
North & Wells, Pipers Alley 200-230 W North Ave Chicago 312.867.0186 5pm -11pm
Rush & Oak 932 N Rush Street Chicago 312.951.5436 5pm-8pm
Lincoln & Wilson 4553-4557 N Lincoln Ave Chicago 773.878.5609 5pm-8pm
Clark & Deming 2525 1/2 N Clark St Chicago 773.296.0898 5pm-8pm
Armitage & Sheffield 1001 W. Armitage Chicago 773.528.1340 5pm-8pm
Lincoln & Altgeld 2475 N. Lincoln Chicago 773.528.1275 5pm-8pm
Village Square, near Lake Cook 243 North Skokie Blvd Northbrook 847.509.1937 1pm -4pm
Plaza, near Touhy
100 S. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge 847.692.0435 5pm-8pm
Higgins & River 9500 Higgins Rd. Rosemont 847.696.1746 5pm-8pm


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