thank you.

a 2020 statement from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation:

“After careful consideration, the Northern California Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has decided to postpone this year’s Burger Battle until the fall of 2021.  The local restaurant community is the backbone of this event. We want to be sensitive to the impact COVID-19 is having on them and want to allow them time to focus on their staff and business needs this year.”

january 2024 updates from rodney blackwell, the creator of the sacramento burger battle:

“…isn’t that why so many of us are here—to do the very hard work of tackling systemic issues in service to a more just and equitable world? Why are we ignoring something that has such widespread implications for our communities and movements?” —Miquette Thompson from her helpful article Community care where? Nonprofit COVID-19 denial–The mass disabling elephant in the room


SEPTEMBER 2023 UPDATE:  We are not “post pandemic”. COVID is not over.