Jewel-Osco(R) Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With VIP Reception Honoring Business and Community...

Jewel-Osco(R) Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With VIP Reception Honoring Business and Community Leaders

Event to feature unique Latin cuisine, $15K in community grants


ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its third annual VIP reception to honor the culture and significant achievements of the Hispanic community. The signature event, “Sabor de la Herencia Hispana,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is invitation only.

JEWEL-OSCOs “Sabor de la Herencia Hispana” (Taste of Hispanic Heritage) is dedicated to recognizing the continuous efforts and outstanding contributions made by leaders from the civic, business and non-profit sectors of the community. The event will also highlight the unique flavors and richness of Latin cuisine, by showcasing exclusive dishes developed by culinary students from Chicagos St. Augustine College. The students will put their creativity and imagination to the test and develop signature Latin-American recipes that incorporate an array of Hispanic vendor products.

“We are proud to observe Hispanic Heritage Month with an event that celebrates the culture and traditions of the Latino community,” said JEWEL-OSCO President, Keith Nielsen. “Sabor de la Herencia Hispana supports the culinary talent of Hispanic youth and recognizes the exceptional contributions of this community.”

During the VIP reception, JEWEL-OSCO will honor three social service agencies for their efforts and their commitment to enriching the Hispanic communities they serve. This year, JEWEL-OSCO will award a total of $15,000 in grants to Association House, Namaste Charter School and The Resurrection Project. The work of these organizations reflects JEWEL-OSCOs pledge to support initiatives that mirror the companys charitable giving strategy, which focuses on three areas – Hunger Relief, Nutrition Education and Environmental Stewardship.

The reception will also serve as an opportunity for JEWEL-OSCO to underscore its long-term business relationship with Latino vendors, by recognizing Goya Foods with the 2010 Vendor of the Year Award. As the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, Goya Foods offers a variety of authentic Latino products at JEWEL-OSCO stores.

In addition to the reception, JEWEL-OSCO will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of in-store “Sabor de Jewel” (Taste of Jewel) culinary events that will feature authentic Latin- American recipes. For more information about participating store locations and dates, please visit


JEWEL-OSCO, a SUPERVALU company, operates 182 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana. With a market-leading position in Chicago, JEWEL-OSCO stores offer consumers the convenience of combined grocery and pharmacy retail, in addition to services such as fuel centers at select locations. Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information about JEWEL-OSCO, please visit or


SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $38 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,270 stores composed of approximately 1,160 traditional retail stores, including 820 in-store pharmacies; 1,190 hard-discount stores, of which 870 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,920 independent stores serviced primarily by the companys traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 154,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU, visit


Jewel-Osco(R) Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With VIP Reception Honoring Business and Community Leaders