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Bartolotta's will donate manpower to the annual Victory Garden Blitz, aiming this year to build 500 raised beds in urban areas.

Bartolotta's partners with Victory Garden Initiative

Bartolotta Restaurant Group's Care-a-lotta program has partnered with Milwaukee's Victory Garden Initiative, an organization committed to building communities that grow their own food for the purpose of creating a community-based, sustainable, nutritious food system.

As part of their partnership, throughout the month of March, every Bartolotta restaurant will feature one specialty cocktail and one first course, all profits from which will be donated to VGI.

In addition, during the sixth annual Victory Garden Blitz, which will take place May 10-24, Bartolotta's has committed 1,000 hours of staff time to the organization. During the Garden Blitz, VGI and hundreds of volunteers will build at least 500 4x8-foot raised-bed gardens throughout the Milwaukee community.

"We immediately recognized the passion and importance behind VGI's mission, and we share their dedication to providing fresh, quality food," said Jennifer Bartolotta, chair of the Care-a-lotta board. "Our employees are very excited to grab their shovels and roll up their sleeves to take part in this exciting and worthy endeavor."

Following the Blitz, the Victory Garden Initiative is expected to have a strong presence at Northpoint Custard on Milwaukee's lakefront, where the two organizations aim to find creative and impactful ways to raise funds, friends and awareness for VGI throughout the summer. Watch for more details on

For more information on Care-a-Lotta and the Victory Garden Initiative, visit their web sites: and


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