When is a burrito not just a burrito? When it's made from sustainably raised, locally sourced ingredients. Those key words are becoming vitally important when hungry diners look for places to eat. Americans, and especially Chicagoans, are increasingly aware that what they put in their bodies and where it comes from is important for their health. Antibiotics, processed foods, genetically modified ingredients have short- and long-term implications for our health and well-being.
What does this have to do with a free lunch, you may ask? Chipotle, the national burrito chain, has made a commitment to source locally where possible and to use sustainably raised ingredients. They've also become quite vocal in sharing the benefits of food awareness. That's why they're supporting a documentary, produced by Chicagoans Jeff and Jennifer Spitz, by offering a free lunch at a screening on February 23.
"Food Patriots" is a story about a family whose life was changed when their 15 year old son got food poisoning from a caesar salad. They decided to not only change their eating habits but to also help others change theirs as well. You can see the film, meet the filmmakers, and enjoy that free lunch by RSVPing online. It's from 12:45 to 2:30pm at Temple Sholom, 3480 N Lake Shore Dr this Sunday.
Take a look at the trailer below and then RSVP. This free lunch may give you more than just something to eat.