Service, website and fund set up to remember Daniel Schreiber

Service, website and fund set up to remember Daniel Schreiber

 As many readers already know, local chocolate maker Dan Schreiber died suddenly last week.

Schreiber's memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at Prairie Fruits Farm north of Urbana. 

You can find more information about the service and help remember Dan at this website.

You can also join Dan's friends in remembering him with the Flatlander Fund, which will tackle setting up a certified community kitchen for locals to use.

This e-mail from Laurence Mate, a friend of Dan's, included more information about the fund:

“As most of you will know, Daniel Schreiber died this past week.  In addition to being a good friend, he was an enormously dedicated and gifted chocolate-maker.  In just one brief year, he went from making his first batch of chocolate in his home, which was very good, to setting up a 'chocolate factory,' where he was making some of the best chocolate in the world.  And that’s not just my opinion. ...

"To do what I can to see that Dan’s dreams don’t die with him, I am working with many other people who loved him to start the Flatlander Fund in his memory, with the aim of setting up and supporting a certified community kitchen that could be used by entrepreneurs like Dan who want to create food 'with a sense of place.'”

If you're interested in donating, you can do so at Common Ground Food Co-op or watch for more information.

(Edit: You can now donate to the Flatlander Fund through this page.)

Also, Mate said you should watch the “events” page there, as well, to keep track of more events planned to remember Dan.

Photo is by The News-Gazette's John Dixon - it was taken last fall when we first did a story about Dan and his chocolate.

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algon wrote on August 02, 2010 at 3:08 pm

What a great service you have done by using this blog and your writing as a platform for celebrating Dan's life.