By Adam Sawyer
‘Just’ Eat Event Committee Member
Greetings friends! My name is Adam Sawyer, and I was asked to join the host committee for JCUA’s ‘Just’ Eat annual fundraiser by my fiancé and JCUA’s communications manager, Hannah Wolod. Being deeply infatuated with this woman, I couldn’t say no. So here I am, absolutely thrilled to be helping out with an event that she cares about, but that also speaks to the heart of what it means to me to be a family.
Growing up in a one-horse town in the middle of Central Illinois, we didn’t have a family meal nearly enough. My father was an iron foundry worker who changed his shift more times than I could count during my childhood. Couple this with the fact that myself, my brother, and my sister were always busy with after-school stuff, the regular family dinner was somewhat of a rarity. This wasn’t due to a lack of trying from my mother though. If and when there was a time when we were all together in the house during “Supper” time, we were eating together as a family, dammit! I urge YOU to join JCUA on June 15 at their supper table, ‘Just’ Eat.
Why should you come? Because for me, it was these semi-rare suppers that helped create the man I am today. While they may not have been high in quantity, they were loaded with quality content. Some of my first political, social, and spiritual belief systems were developed around that table. It was at this table, eating Hamburger Helper, where I first truly understood what it meant to be part of the lower-middle class. It was at this table where I realized how important education equality, access to health care, and stamping out other social injustices was. So join JCUA at their supper table, ‘Just’ Eat, and help them continue to influence beliefs in Chicago like my table shaped me.
JCUA is a family, bound together by a belief structure that as a community, we can make Chicago, the greatest city in the world, a beacon in a country ripped apart by racial, social, and socioeconomic injustice. That, and I promise you, the food will be way better than the Hamburger Helper I’m used to!
P.S. Did I mention that the company I work for, Genuine Scooters, is also proudly participating in this event. Enter the ‘Just’ Raffle for your chance to win any of several super awesome prizes. The grand prize scooter package comes with a brand new Buddy ‘Brit” Scooter! Ride away in style. Buy raffle tickets now!