Restaurant raffle

It’s the third year we’re holding a restaurant raffle to support our composting community.  Winters are historically slower times for restaurants and cafes. We’re sponsoring a raffle for you to win a gift card from any of the food-related businesses listed below.

  • First prize: $75 gift card
  • Second prize: $50 gift card
  • Third prize: $25 gift card

Restaurant raffle rules

The raffle begins now through March 15th. Show us receipts from any restaurants, cafés, caterers, bakeries, food producers, or grocery stores that are Collective Resource Compost customers. To enter the raffle, spend at least $100 total. You could spend it all at one place or several as long as it adds up to at least $100. (E-mail your receipts to by March 15, 2023. Winners will be drawn randomly and contacted on March 16, 2023.)

Participating businesses

Alice & Friends’ Vegan Kitchen – 5812 N. Broadway St., Chicago 
Ambiente – Chicago, online only
Backlot Coffee – 2006 Central St., Evanston 
Backlot Coffee – 3982 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago
Beans & Bagels – 2601 W. Leland Ave., Chicago
Blind Faith Cafe – 525 Dempster St., Evanston
Blue Bottle Coffee – 313 W. Wolf Point Plaza, Chicago 
Campagnola – 815 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Catering by Michaels – Morton Grove, online only
Chicago Bagel Authority – 955 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
Chicago Bagel Authority – 953 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
Curt’s Cafe – 2922 Central St., Evanston
Curt’s Cafe – 1766 2nd St., Highland Park
DeSalvo’s Pizza – 1945 Central St., Evanston
Etheria Cafe – 2800 W. North Ave., Chicago 
Feast & Imbibe – Evanston, online only
Federales – 180 North Morgan St., Chicago
Food for Thought Catering – Lincolnwood, online only
Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse – 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago
Hamptons Brine – Chicago, online only 
Hewn Bakery – 1733 Central St., Evanston
Hoosier Mama Pie Company – 749 Chicago Ave., Evanston
House 406 – 1143 ½ Church St., Northbrook
J&L Catering – Chicago, online only
Katherine Anne Confections – 2745 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago 
LeTour – 625 Davis St., Evanston
Meez Meals – Evanston, online only
necessary & sufficient coffee – 3624 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago
Ola Verde Café – Chicago, online only  
Sopraffina – 222 W. Adams St., Chicago 
Soul & Smoke – 1601 Payne St., Evanston
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria – 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave., Chicago
Spirit Elephant – 924 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka 
Sweetgreen –1471 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 
Tala Coffee Roasters – 428 Green Bay Rd., Highwood
The Barn Steakhouse – 1016 Church St. Rear, Evanston 
Tweet Let’s Eat – 5020 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago 
Uncooked  – 210 N. Carpenter St., Chicago
Union Pizzaria – 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Village Farmstand – 810 Dempster St., Evanston
With Love – Evanston, online only

Happy 2023, and Bon Appétit!

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Zero Waste Consultant | Collective Resource, Inc.

Mary Beth strongly believes that, “It’s always better to be doing something rather than nothing.” If you’re thinking of composting at home, she can help you work out what your particular “something” can be.

She’s confident a solution can be tailored to fit anyone’s needs and ambitions. “Anyone who eats can be a CRI customer, whether you are an individual or a large organization. I want you to understand the advantages of composting, and I can show you how CRI can make it easy.” Mary Beth has successfully designed waste diversion strategies for individuals, schools, houses of worship and other communities. She’s received the governor’s Environmental Hero award for her work at her daughter’s school. Whether you’re starting with a backyard bin, a kitchen bucket, a worm farm, or large-scale commercial collection, Mary Beth can be your good-natured guide.