Eat Your Words is an evening of outstanding stories, marvelous food, and incomparable company to celebrate and support the students of 826CHI. 


We hope to spot you among our faithful friends to toast to our students' stories.


Eat Your Words will feature local culinary innovators, music, and inspiring words from chef Rick Bayless, author Dave Eggers, and one special student writer for a spectacular evening. 


Deliciousness provided by chefs Giuseppe Tentori (GT Prime), Chris Pandel (Balena), Pat Sheerin (City Mouse), Jeremy Leven (mfk.), Genie Kwon (Oriole), Won Kim (Kimski), Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), Bernard Bennett (The Promontory), and other culinary masterminds. 


Drinks designed by The Heavy Feather, Punch House, and  Broken Shaker.


Special appearances include MasterChef Junior Season 5 contestant Evan, NPR star and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!  host Peter Sagal, and the Chicago Children's Choir.


And as our emcee, Ji Suk Yi (Windy City LIVE) will make sure we don't miss anything.

With your help we can 

support 2,500 STUDENTS

at 100+ SCHOOLS

in 50+ ZIP CODES

with 400+ VOLUNTEERS

and print 80+ BOOKS of their stories!


You can find sponsorship details here or email Stien@826CHI.org for more information. 

S P O N S O R E D  B Y

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826CHI supports Chicago students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire their students to write. We believe that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. 

Your support helps our students build critical skills in playful yet challenging programs, free
of charge. Your gift also provides a platform for these thousands of young Chicagoans to share their stories and ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.

8 2 6 C H I  •  1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622  •  www.826chi.org • 773.772.8108


For sponsorship inquiries, please email stien@826chi.org