Indoor farm donates produce to local organizations

Revolution Farms launched its “Buy One, Give One” program to help local families.

Mertens Hospitality opens second pop-up restaurant

The owner of a local French restaurant, café and bakery has opened a pop-up pasta restaurant on-site.

Founders resumes curbside pickup

Founders Brewing Co. announced it will resume contactless, curbside to-go service on a limited basis in Grand Rapids only.

Kellogg debuts birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts

A fresh new, birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts snack is about to hit the shelves at area retailers.

Republic Services spends $20M in local communities

In response to economic restrictions brought on by COVID-19, Republic Services launched a $20-million initiative to recognize its frontline employees in the field, their families and small business customers across the country, effectively killing two birds with one stone.

Meat processing plants adjust as safety measures are enforced

Meat processing plants in Michigan are facing some disruption as they look to stock the shelves of grocery stores throughout the state.

Kellogg’s rolls out snack-sized versions of cereals

A bunch of classic Kellogg’s cereal varieties are available as “jumbo-size” snacks.

Popeyes opening two new West Michigan locations

Two more locations of a restaurant chain known for serving “spicy New Orleans-style chicken” are coming to the area.

Marcona on Lyon closes permanently

The co-owner and chef of a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that opened in Midtown in late 2018 said he and his business partner are permanently closing the restaurant.
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Michigan restaurants push governor for May 29 reopening

LANSING — Michigan restaurants and bars are pushing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to let them reopen for dine-in service May 29, three weeks from now.

Farmers launch Finnish-style REKO Market

Green Wagon Farm is rolling out a Facebook sales model for its farmers market, which is launching this week.

MudPenny opening new location with curbside service

A Grand Rapids café owner rescheduled the grand opening of his downtown Ada location.

Partners offering 100 free meals a day for laid-off workers (update)

A local bar is offering free meals to recently downsized workers with the support of a variety of community funders.

Wine Month Challenge to raise funds for hospitality workers

A new #MichiganWineMonthChallenge will allow people to bid on “exclusive experiences” at Michigan wineries to benefit hospitality industry employees.

Restaurateur reaps rewards for generosity

Chef Jenna Arcidiacono recently received a sweet chunk of change for doing what comes naturally to her: feeding the community.

Buddy’s expands pizza donation program

A metro Detroit-based pizza chain with West Michigan locations is expanding its Feed the Frontliners community initiative.

Grove restaurant to reopen as Jimmy Berger’s Chicken Shack

A new dining concept Essence Restaurant Group planned to introduce in the future has been fast-tracked due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

SpartanNash launches partnership to support local restaurants

A local company is giving a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GRPS opening seven meal sites (update)

UPDATE (9:24 a.m. April 23, 2020): Grand Rapids Public Schools announced that the grab and go meal site located at Hope Academy is closed and will not be re-opening.

Kids’ Food Basket launches CSA program

A nonprofit dedicated to addressing food insecurity is launching a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program on the farm at its headquarters.

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