SPINS and Black Dog Foods Partner with City Clerk’s Next Gen City Council

(Chicago – May 31, 2018) SPINS is proud to announce its partnership with Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia’s office and Black Dog Foods to provide healthy food options for the Clerk’s Next Gen City Council Day on May 31. Representing various parts of the city, eight Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high schools from City Clerk Anna Valencia’s Civic Engagement program will participate in Next Gen City Council 2018, a unique simulation experience to complement the new CPS Participate Civics Course Curriculum. During Next Gen City Council, students elected by their peers will serve as one of fifty Aldermen, the City Clerk, or the Mayor for the day. The students will conduct a model City Council meeting by creating and voting on model legislation in City Council Chambers. Through this experience, students will gain a better understanding of how an idea becomes law, engage with how local government impacts their communities every day, and network with their peers.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Clerk Valencia’s civic engagement program, providing healthy, nutritious food to fuel students for Next Gen City Council Day,” shared SPINS CEO, Tony Olson. “We look forward to collaborating with Black Dog Foods in order to support the city’s Good Food Purchasing Program. This important work aligns perfectly with our mission to increase the accessibility of food that helps people live healthier, more vibrant lives.”

“We are extremely grateful that Clerk Valencia asked us to partner with SPINS and sponsor meals for this exciting event,” added President of Black Dog Foods, Amit Gauri. “It’s an easy decision and truly an honor to do our part to nourish students from across our city.”



SPINS is a passionate advocate of brands and retailers that promote healthy living. As the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics reporting, and consulting services for the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Products Industries, its business offerings are helping retailers in this high-growth area to connect people with the brands that they need and love. Learn more at www.spins.com.

About Black Dog Corporation

As a broad-line foodservice distributor, Black Dog Corporation offers customers an extensive line of independent and nationally branded, specialty, and exclusive products. Its product offerings include everything from meat, seafood, and dairy to fresh produce, bakery, and tabletop supplies. Learn more at www.blackdogfoods.com.