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On January 24, 2017, Berkot's released the following statement regarding our Cage Free Egg Policy:

Berkot's Super Foods is a family owned and operated, community based grocery store working within the supply chain of Central Grocer. We have stores in 15 communities in Illinois and work hard to meet the needs and values of our customers. We also take pride in offering our customers a wide range of top quality products. Our goal is to adapt to our customer's needs and wants, offering the best choices whenever possible.

Recently, we have been contacted regarding our policy on cage-free eggs. The source of this inquiry is a national movement to encourage grocers to exclusively carry cage-free eggs. Berkot's Super Foods relies on Central Grocer which offers a wide variety of egg options including cage-free products. Based on demand and the egg industries adjustments, we expect egg options to increase over time. As these options increase and the supply of cage free product grows to meet the demand, we expect to move toward offering cage free eggs exclusively. In the meantime, we are continuing to remain committed to our customer's needs- affordability, variety, and quality.

Berkot's will continue to evaluate the egg industry and our customer's needs. We will continue to follow the lead of Central Grocers and work with our vendors and suppliers in their program to develop a sustainable and affordable cage-free egg supply. Berkot's believes in providing a high quality, humane and affordable option to meet our customers' growing demand. Animal welfare is evolving with customer expectations and Berkot's intends to meet those expectations. We are committed to developing a cage free egg solution. Information from Central Grocer, our research and current trends indicate results on or before the end of 2026.

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If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us by email at comments@berkot.net
On behalf of the Denis Savard Foundation, a second donation of $10,000 was made to Berkot's Ryan's Rescuers in support of JDRF. Hall of Famer and former Chicago Blackhawk, Denis Savard is a passionate supporter of JDRF and finding a cure for juvenile diabetes. His friendship and loyalty to Berkot's and its owners, the Kotara family, is greatly appreciated. In 2007, a member of the Kotara family, Ryan, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. As a result, Berkot's supports JDRF and the search for a cure each year by hosting a charity golf outing and raising money in each of their 15 locations. #JDRF
Some parents spend the summer with their children at faraway vacation locations, while others stay closer to home and teach their kids about giving back. That’s what Jeff Schingel has done with his daughter, Bailee, for the past few summers. When she was only 9 years old, Bailee was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a children’s cancer of the blood that starts in the bone marrow and spreads to the bloodstream. After she finished treatment and things were finally getting back to normal, Jeff said his family was looking for an organization to support to help pay forward all the support they had received. This summer, across fifteen Illinois-based Berkot's Super Foods locations, Jeff and his daughter Bailee raised $9,029.97 to support their team – Thumbs Down to Cancer – for the Chicago CureSearch Walk. Berkot's would like to send a BIG THANK YOU out to all that help out with the 2016 Chicago CureSearch donations at our store. From June 13th to July 10th donations were accepted at our checkout. GREAT JOB EVERYBODY!
Berkot's is proud to accept donations at registers in all of our locations for The St. Baldrick's Foundation. It is their mission to to fund research to conquer childhood cancers. To show support, a member of Berkot's staff has volunteered to shave her head on 3/19! St. Baldrick's takes great care with every donor dollar, keeping their staff small and their expenses low in order to direct every possible dollar to childhood cancer research. See their website for more details- www.stbaldricks.org/ Stop in today & help a worthwhile charity battle childhood cancer!
Berkot's is proud to donate a truckload of Absopure water to the people of Flint, MI. 1,512 cases (36,288 bottles) are on their way to help those in need. Flint's drinking water became contaminated after its source was switched from the nearby Detroit water system to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure in 2014. The untreated river water caused lead to leach from old pipes. We hope that the water situation in Flint improves, in the meantime, we hope that our contribution can help!

Our heart goes out to the residents of Flint, Michigan who are dealing with a city wide water contamination...

Posted by Berkot's Super Foods on Thursday, February 11, 2016
Berkot's is proud to collect donations for the Watseka, Illinois area flood victims. There has been wide spread damage and many have been evacuated from their homes. See the video link to view aerial shots of the flooding. https://youtu.be/Pr-KpyCmrUQ Watseka and it's surrounding communities saw flooding earlier this year and many haven't fully recovered from the loss and damage. The area is now flooding again and local charities need assistance. As a result, we are matching all donations up to a grand total of $10,000 to aid those in need. Please donate- no amount is too small. We will be collecting at registers in all 15 of our locations and at www.gofundme.com/berkotswatseka Thank you for your consideration!

Berkot's is proud to be involved in our communities, finding ways to help those in need and supporting causes that do incredible things to improve and save lives. Last month, Berkot's made the commitment to aid the victims of the tornadoes in the Coal City area. We collected donations at our registers and matched those donations up to the $10,000 mark. When the drive was complete, we had collected over $33,000 from our generous customers and with our $10,000 donation we were able to donate over $43,000 to the Grundy County Disaster Relief Fund.

We now shift our focus over to a national charity that we support and believe in- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. Currently, all Berkot's locations have JDRF "sneakers" available at all registers for a donation to aid in the funding of this cause. We hope to have another successful campaign collaborating with JDRF to aid in the search for a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

Thank you to all who have donated via our charitable drives and to all those that will! We are proud of our customers and their willingness to help others in need.

If you'd like to read more about JDRF follow this link to their website- http://jdrf.org/ If you'd like to donate, visit any of our stores and mention JDRF to an employee!

If you'd like more information on The Grundy County Disaster Relief Fund- follow this link to their website- http://www.cfgrundycounty.com/

The school year is coming to a close and Summer break is right around the corner. With it comes the excitement and pride of having a member of our family graduate! Berkot's is grateful to be a part of your family's celebrations. As a member of your community, we take pride in being considered the go to store for all your party needs. We offer excellent catering, as well as incredible meat, deli, grocery and refreshments! So when you're planning that Class of 2015 Celebration, stop by, we'd love to help make it a huge success!
It's almost time to celebrate the Easter season with family and friends. Berkot's is here to help make all of your Easter celebrations a huge success. We have an excellent menu of catering possibilities which can free you up from all the preparation and cooking to enjoy the day. We also have great options for top cuts of meat- roasts, ham, and poultry. Just stop in and talk with our award winning meat department- they'll be glad to match you up with the perfect cut. Be sure to stop in our produce department where we have fresh, top quality produce to compliment any meal. Berkot's is the place to shop for an incredible Easter brunch, lunch or dinner!! Happy Easter to all of our great customers!!

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