Marz Community Brewing Co. in the McKinley Park neighborhood presents a fund-raising raffle as its latest community support program.

Marz Raffle for Asian-American Justice Joins Noted Community Support Projects

Published March 21, 2021

Marz Community Brewing Co. is holding a special raffle running through noon on Monday, March 22, 2021, to benefit Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a not-for-profit dedicated to fighting anti-Asian hatred and harassment. Following the March 16, 2021, murders of Asian-American women in Georgia and other racially motivated attacks on the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, the McKinley Park neighborhood-based brewer launched the raffle and will donate all of its proceeds to the non-profit organization.

 
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Community members who wish to participate can purchase their raffle tickets through the Marz Community Brewing shop on the BigCartel.com website: Click here to visit the Marz raffle page and purchase a ticket.

 
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Raffle tickets cost $10, and six winners will be picked. Each winner will receive one of a number of prizes, from $50 gift cards to cases of Marz beer, cocktails and seltzers.

Lauded for Community Kitchen

Marz Community Brewing Co Love Fridge 20210321The Love Fridge at Marz Community Brewing Co. allows for free pick-up and drop-off of perishable and non-perishable food.Marz was also in the news recently as one of the top picks for the Chicago Tribune newspaper's Critics' Choice Takeout Awards, announced on Thursday, March 18. In the segment titled "Community Champions: Community Kitchen," writer Josh Noel tells how Marz chief Ed Marszewski has corralled resources at the brewery and at his Bridgeport neighborhood businesses of Kimski restaurant and Maria's Community Bar to provide tens of thousands of free meals to hungry Chicagoans.

According to the article, Marszewski intends to keep providing community nutrition assistance, even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

The Love Fridge is another ongoing program at Marz Community Brewing Co. that has offered free perishable and non-perishable food 24/7 to anyone in need, and is open to community members to drop off donations. The Marz location is one of more than 20 across Chicago, and the only Love Fridge in McKinley Park.

More information on the Love Fridge mutual aid program, including all Love Fridge locations, can be found at its website at www.thelovefridge.com.

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