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Grocery Chain Foxtrot Giving 10% Of Online Sales To Hunger Relief Group During Coronavirus Lockdown

Foxtrot has been able to retain its staff and hire laid-off restaurant workers. Now its owner wants to give back.

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WICKER PARK — Chicago grocery chain Foxtrot plans to donate 10 percent of its online sales to a hunger relief organization during Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

Foxtrot will make donations up to $50,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The food depository was a “natural fit” for Foxtrot, CEO and founder Mike LaVitola said.

“They touch so many parts of the ecosystem,” he said. “Right now people need food more than ever.”

Known for its selection of locally-sourced groceries, booze, grab-and-go meals and coffee, Foxtrot has seven locations throughout the city.

Because Foxtrot is a grocery store, it is an essential business and has not had to close, LaVitola said.

During the stay-at-home order, Foxtrot has been able to retain all of its staff members. LaVitola has even hired some laid off restaurant workers to help with delivery.

Foxtrot locations include 1019 W. Lake St. in West Loop, 900 W. Armitage Ave. in Lincoln Park, 114 W. Chicago Ave. and 401 N. Wells St. in River North, 1722 W. Division St. in Wicker Park, 3334 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview and 1562 N. Wells St. in Old Town.

Delivery hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-midnight Friday, 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

Place an order online.

Chicago food and beverage producers who wish to partner with Foxtrot can reach LaVitola online.

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