Tonight we were pleased to be a sponsor at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago's Tuesday Night Supper. It was a special treat to participate with Cardinal Cupich who greeted guests and helped serve dinner.
The dinner was a special one. The leaders of the home Catholic dioceses for the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians decided that giving back generously, so the poor in both cities can share in the win, should be the final result of their wager. Cardinal Cupich promised enough Chicago deep dish pizzas and baked goods to feed more than 100 guests of the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland, Ohio, if the Cubs lost the World Series. Following the Cubs victory, Cardinal Cupich sent his part of the bargain to Cleveland in the spirit of goodwill. Since the Indians were defeated, Bishop Richard G. Lennon fulfilled his part of the challenge and provided a Cleveland-Style Feast for more than 130 guests of the evening supper program for the homeless, sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Cardinal joined Flood Brothers Disposal staff and volunteers in serving a feast provided by the Cleveland catering company, Italian Creations: kielbasa and sauerkraut; potato and cheese pierogi with caramelized onion and sour cream; fresh baby carrots with dill sauce; fresh mixed green salad; and homemade bread. Tavern at the Park supplemented the meal with dessert and additional food as they do each week.
Flood Brothers also gave a Kris Bryant jersey to the Cardinal, handed out hats and gloves to the supper guests, provided food gift cards for everyone, and held a raffle for cash prizes.
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