The Uncle Ben’s Kids Cafe opened at the Marillac Social Center Sept. 9 in Chicago. The Marillac Kids Cafe, which aims to serve 12,000 meals to children each year, is part of a multiyear partnership between Uncle Ben’s and Feeding America, the nation’s largest charitable hunger relief organization. Rick Bayless, chef-owner of James Beard award-winning restaurant Frontera Grill, made a special appearance, conducting a cooking lesson and serving food to the 50 children who regularly use the facility.
Nine-year-old Keshawn Tiggs tastes the festive rice salad made by chef Rick Bayless at the Uncle Ben’s Kids Cafe opening at the Marillac Social Center, Chicago.
(Photo credit: Uncle Ben’s/Brian Kersey)