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Jam For Bread Fundraiser Combines Live Music, Good Beer And, Of Course, Food — For Attendees And Neighbors In Need

Friday's event will feature New Orleans style music and great local beer all for a good neighborhood cause — fighting to end hunger here in our community.

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RAVENSWOOD — The Friendship Center food pantry is hosting its annual Jam For Bread event this Friday.

Now in its fourth year, Friday’s fundraiser at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. starts at 7 p.m. and will feature music from Cowboy Jesus & the Sugarbums, Barehand Dixieland and The Four Star Brass Band. 

“You can leave the black tie attire at home,” said Ross Outten, director of development for the Friendship Center. “Friday will be all about New Orleans style music, great local beer and fun with friends — all for a good neighborhood cause, fighting to end hunger here in our community.”

Presale tickets are $40 and can be purchased here while day of tickets can be purchased at the door for $45. While the event is open to all ages only alcoholic beverages will be available to people 21 and over with valid ID. 

The ticket includes complimentary heavy appetizers and one local crafted beer or cocktail and a cash bar will serve drinks until 11 p.m.

Beers from Dovetail, Empirical, Half Acre, Spiteful and Urban Renewal breweries will be on tap, while Koval Distillery will create craft cocktails. 

The Friendship Center started out of North Park Covenant Church in 1970 and over the decades has grown into a nonprofit serving the Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, and West Ridge neighborhoods.

Proceeds from the Jam For Bread event will go towards helping feed the 1,700 people who benefit from the Friendship Center’s services every month on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

“Sadly, the need keeps growing,” Outten said. “That’s why having our community support events like Jam for Bread is so vital to the Friendship Center’s efforts.”

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