Teaming Up to Fight Hunger With “DaBurger”
Take a bite out of hunger at the United Center and Wrigley Field this fall. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Cubs have partnered with the Illinois Pork Producers Association to offer “DaBurger” – a delicious ground pork burger – at concession stands in both stadiums. The new Cuban-style pork burger has already become a big hit at Wrigley Field, while hockey fans at the United Center can enjoy the DaBurger Ey with Canadian bacon.
Illinois pig farmers, who previously worked with the Chicago Bears, joined forces with the Blackhawks last spring to “Drop the Puck on Hunger,” and the Cubs stepped up to the plate for the new Strike Out Hunger campaign. For every DaBurger sold at Soldier Field in 2014 and at the United Center in March 2015, Illinois pig farmers donated 1 pound of ground pork to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. In addition, Ultra Foods in Chicago collected more than 15,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to go to the food banks, bringing the donation total to 24,000 pounds.