ROGERS PARK — Those with an appetite for activism can support the Black Lives Matter movement by buying a donut from Smack Dab bakery in Rogers Park this weekend.
The tiny pop-up pastry and coffee shop at 7006 N. Glenwood Ave. said supporting Black Lives Matter was a "small gesture" with great meaning behind it.
"The way we look at it, privilege is actually a lot like food," owner Christine Forster told DNAinfo. "When you have a lot of it, you don't think twice about it; but go without it for a few days and suddenly you're ravenous for just a little crumb. Like a good meal, privilege is also far more satisfying for the body and soul when it's shared with others, rather than consumed alone."
Forster said rather than doing nothing or "intellectualizing the issue to death," the shop would help out as best they could with "small, donut-sized steps."
Organizations like Black Lives Matter are doing the "heavy lifting" when it comes to activism in Chicago, Forster said, but her shop's donuts aren't messing around either.
Smack Dab's donuts are handmade in-house with a variety of natural glazes, sans preservatives and artificial flavors.
Forster said she plans to make a special donut for the weekend, but well-known glazes at the shop have included blackberry mint, mango lime, citrus hibiscus, concord grape, chai tea and black currant.
Smack Dab is open from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
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