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Friday
Sep052014

"can do" food drive 2014

One of CB2’s core values is to work with local organizations that make a difference in our neighborhoods—specifically nonprofit groups that provide food and shelter to those in need.

Our annual “can do” food drive continues to be a tradition that warms our hearts—and as food banks have been especially busy these past few years, they appreciate donations more than ever.

September 5th-14th, all in-store customers are welcome to bring in 5 non-perishable items and receive a 15% discount on any purchase. For details, please see the fine print* below.

Watch all the collections grow during the drive and remember that food stuffs collected will go directly to the food banks, listed below, which are local partners with our 13 CB2 stores in North America.

Midtown Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating
and empowering the Atlanta community. Distributing nearly
2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items
each month to more then 700 nonprofit partner agencies
in metro Atlanta and north Georgia, ACFB supports a wide range of low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger
and food insecurity.
For more information, visit acfb.org.

Berkeley, CA
Alameda County Community Food Bank alleviates hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public, and promoting
public policies that address hunger and its root causes.
For more information, visit accfb.org.

Lincoln Park Chicago, IL
Lakeview Pantry is a nonprofit organization with
the mission of eliminating hunger in the Lakeview
community of Chicago by providing food to fill
the basic need of hungry people, increasing the
independence of clients through self-help
initiatives and other innovative programs,
and raising awareness of poverty and its solutions.
For more information, visit lakeviewpantry.org.

Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Capital Area Food Bank was founded in 1980 on
Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and since then has become
the largest nonprofit hunger and nutrition education
resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. Their
community-building initiatives—such as Kids Cafe,
Face Hunger, and Produce for People—educate the
community about the importance of healthy diets. Beginning
with the dream of helping to feed area residents who are
facing or at risk of hunger, it’s grown into a commitment
of uplifting those in need, helping those who are without
the means to help themselves, and advocating for public
policies that serve the interests of its constituents.
For more information, visit capitalareafoodbank.org.

South Beach Miami, FL
Feeding South Florida is a not-for-profit organization whose
mission is to empower other South Florida not-for-profit
organizations to assist people in need and improve their
lives. Feeding South Florida provides food and other grocery
products, and educates and engages the community to
fight hunger and poverty. Last year, Feeding South Florida
provided 24 million pounds of food to 800 different charitable
feeding programs throughout South Florida.
For more information, visit feedingsouthflorida.org.

Uptown Minneapolis, MN
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf has been serving hungry residents of southwest Minneapolis for more than 40 years. Our mission is to distribute food to those in need, with respect and dignity.
For more information, visit joycefoodshelf.org.




Soho and Eastside New York, NY
City Harvest is dedicated to feeding New York City’s
hungry men, women and children. This year, City Harvest
will collect 28 million pounds of excess food from all
segments of the food industry for delivery to community
food programs throughout the five boroughs. Each week,
City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find
their next meal.
For more information, visit cityharvest.org.

Santa Monica and West Hollywood, CA
The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank sources food and
other products for distribution to needy people, energizes
community involvement through hunger education and
awareness campaigns, and advocate for public policies
that alleviate hunger. Their vision is that no one goes
hungry in Los Angeles County.
For more information, visit lafoodbank.org.

Union Square San Francisco, CA
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
provides safe, affordable housing with supportive services
for low-income people in the Tenderloin community and is a
leader in making the neighborhood a better place to live.
For more information, visit tndc.org.




Toronto, Canada
Daily Bread Food Bank provides food and resources for
hungry people. Food donations, coming from the public
and the food industry, are sorted and delivered to our
member agencies. Agencies provide food relief
programs, such as food banks and meal programs,
for diverse members of our community.
For more information, visit dailybread.ca.

Vancouver, Canada
The Greater Vancouver Foodbank strives to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training.
For more information, visit foodbank.bc.ca.

*Terms and conditions: CB2 “Can Do” 15% discount is available 9/5/14 through 9/14/14. In exchange for the donation of five nonperishable food items, a customer will receive a 15% discount good toward purchases of full-price items made in one transaction on the day and at the CB2 store location where the donation is made. Multiple purchases are allowed in one day, as long as customer meets donation of five nonperishable food items for each “Can Do” Discount. (Associates: Please enter FOOD15 at checkout.) Discount may not be used at cb2.com, or at any Crate and Barrel or The Land of Nod stores, catalogs or websites. Discount is not applicable toward past purchases, returned merchandise, special orders, floor samples, Gift Cards, eGift Cards, employee purchases, Designer Rewards Program purchases, or international purchases through our global partner, Borderfree. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Discount applies to merchandise only and cannot be applied toward shipping and handling charges, taxes or other fees. Discount has no cash value, is nontransferable, will not be replaced if lost or stolen, and cannot be auctioned or sold. No cash/credit back. CB2 reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time. Void where prohibited by law.
Thursday
Aug232012

destination: boston, ma

Day 1: We started our tour of Boston on the Freedom Trail which takes you through the heart—and the oldest—parts of the city. It begins in the Boston Common where swans swim freely and boaters peddle swan-boats across the pond—established in 1634, it’s the oldest public park in the country.

The 2.5 mile walking trail incorporates 16 historically significant sites—including the 325 year old King’s Chapel and burying ground where Paul Revere rests. Other sites include the Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall marketplace, Revere’s home, and the USS Constitution.

Day 2: The city is rich with historical architecture, landmarks and amazing seafood—from B&G Oysters in the South End, to The Salty Pig and The Butcher Shop in Beacon Hill.

We successfully managed to walk, eat and drink our way up and down Beacon Hill, through and past the shops on Newberry Street, to finally chill out in the South End.

Day 3: Renting bicycles, via Metro-Boston’s bike sharing system the Hubway, allowed us to get to give our feet a rest and see so much more. We crossed the Charles River into Cambridge to visit Harvard campus—and taste locally brewed CBC beer.

Try as we might to get away from work, we spotted a peekaboo console table as movers delivered furniture. And if the city didn’t have such great sites—Beacon Hill, the South End, the North End—we probably would’ve spent more time on the rooftop garden at the XV Beacon.

Wednesday
Aug222012

the food truck cookbook

It’s not everyday we celebrate a cookbook—but the truck food cookbook is unique and it’s just in time for the dog days of summer.

One of the most fascinating culinary and urban trends, food trucks offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their passions and customers to sample small bites, usually for a small price.

The collection of 150 recipes—along with menu items from food trucks around the country, special tips and techniques—also includes full-color photographs that capture the fun and whimsy of a new type of al fresco dining.

Monday
Jun042012

behind the shoot: 5411 empanadas

Ironically, it was a ‘roadblock’ to growing a small business that forced 5411 to find a solution— one which created the first empanadas food truck in Chicago.

Specialty food trucks have redefined the old breakfast and lunch take-away versions found at industrial or construction sites—starting on the West Coast and in New York just a few years ago, food trucks have helped small catering businesses get off the ground by keeping overhead low and mobility high.

Created by three Argentine friends—Mariano, Andrés and Nicolás—each with a wildly different profession before leaving them to pursue a dream. But they kept two key aspects—the savory flavors and the telephone connection to their home—54 is the country code for Argentina and 11 is the area code for Buenos Aires.

Word-of-mouth is one of their favorite elements of being a small food business—ironically— and how we learned about 5411 in the first place. So share the news, it’s good business.

Friday
Apr272012

milan finale: buyer's favorites