UCCA to present 6th annual ‘Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause’

Restauranteurs prepare for Taste of the Town
Pasquale Moreci of Roberto’s Ristorante and UCCA member Gigi Peters discuss plans for the UCCA’s upcoming benefit “Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause,” scheduled for Thursday, May 18 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at ucca-elmhurst.org.

United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) will host the 6th annual, Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause, an Elmhurst food and drink sampling, on Thursday, May 18 from 6-10 p.m. at Wilder Mansion.

“We’re so excited to be back at Wilder Mansion doing an in-person event after a three-year absence due to COVID,” said Shari Haug, UCCA president.

The evening will showcase food, wine, and beer tastings from 15 Elmhurst businesses while guests enjoy live music.

What it’s all about

Proceeds from Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause will benefit UCCA, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that fights hunger by providing food, referrals, and services to Elmhurst District 205’s most financially disadvantaged children and their families. Each day in Elmhurst schools, 14.38% of children qualify for the free/reduced lunch program from District 205. These children facing food scarcity issues often lag behind their peers in terms of cognitive, emotional, and physical development.  Last year UCCA provided more than $191,177 in food and grocery store gift certificates to almost 280 families and 84 senior citizens.

Tickets are $75 per person in advance or $80 at the door. Visit ucca-elmhurst.org to purchase tickets online or send payment to UCCA, P.O. Box 324, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

Participating restaurants

Bottle Theory


Dak Dak Korean Wings

Firewater BBQ

Fitz’s Pub

Francesca’s Amici

Gambino’s Deli

Gia Mia

Kilwins Elmhurst

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts

Pilot Pete’s Coffee & Treats

Primos Locos

Roberto’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Tannins Wine Bar & Boutique

Victory Meat & Seafood