Photo courtesy to Childhaven
“The Childhaven Box Lunch event has a long history in our community,” said Childhaven President Maria Chavez Wilcox. “Together with Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, we raise awareness about Childhaven’s programs and, in turn, the children we serve become healthy, productive members of the community that has supported them.”
To order lunches:
Lunches are $17 each and include a choice of sandwich, potato chips, apple slices and a Schwartz Brothers Bakery cookie. Childhaven staff members and volunteers will deliver lunches between 9 a.m. and noon on May 9th. To order online, visit www.childhaven.org/boxlunch. Orders must be received by 5 p.m. May 6 and a minimum of six orders are required per delivery.
Catered by Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, a division of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, the menu includes the choice of Chicken BLT with oven-roasted chicken breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on sour dough; Corned Beef with Swiss cheese and green leaf lettuce on marble rye bread and served with 1000 island dressing and horseradish on the side; Farmer’s Market Salad with candied walnuts, Beecher’s Flagship cheese, dried cranberries and diced apples on a bed of mixed greens served with balsamic vinaigrette; Margherita Focaccia with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil with spinach and creamy pesto spread on freshly-baked focaccia; and Turkey and Swiss with fresh lettuce and tomato on honey wheat bread.
The annual Box Lunch Event is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Clear Channel, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express and Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. For more information, visit www.childhaven.org/boxlunch or call 206-957-4896.
About Gretchen’s Shoebox Express
Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, owned and operated by Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, specializes in the daily delivery of made-from-scratch box lunches and offers an array of fresh platters, salads, sandwiches, wraps and freshly baked pastries. Gretchen’s was founded through a collaboration between Gretchen Mathers, a Seattle-area catering icon and John Schwartz, co-founder of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. Mathers passed away from breast cancer in August 2007, leaving behind a legacy of commitment and support for local nonprofit organizations. Schwartz Brothers Restaurants and Gretchen’s Shoebox Express have continued Mathers’ legacy by partnering with local nonprofit organizations including Childhaven, with whom Gretchen’s has partnered for the Box Lunch event for eight years. For more information, visitwww.GretchensShoebox.com.