ROGERS PARK — Your Mother’s Day celebration this year could help low-income neighbors have access to fresh food via the local farmers market.
Rogers Park businesses are partnering for a special Mother’s Day “lox box” offering, with proceeds benefiting the Glenwood Sunday Market’s LINK card and other food insecurity programs.
Created by Rogers Park business Urban Tables, the lox box sells for $36 and includes a half pound of hand-cured lox, one pound of cream cheese, four bagels and garnish. Customers can add a beverage component to their box from Picnic Wine & Provisions, with a sparking wine for $20 or non-alcoholic champagne for $13.
The deadline to order a lox box is Wednesday, and orders can be placed by clicking here.
The lox boxes can be picked up at Urban Tables, 6957 N. Clark St., and Picnic Wine & Provisions, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Or, deliveries can be made within a three-mile radius of the 60626 ZIP code for $3, according to the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
Proceeds from the sales will be used toward matching funds for LINK card users who shop at the Glenwood Sunday Market, plus other social justice efforts spearheaded by the market.
Returning this June, the Glenwood Sunday Market runs a program where it matches the dollars LINK card users spend at the market. The market also gives away day-of microgrants to those in the SNAP food program, and has partnered with local group Food Not Bombs for weekly food distribution during the farmers market season.
The Glenwood Sunday Market is combining with the Loyola Farmers Market this year.
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