‘It shows the Grace of God’: Food truck serves free food to Malden and Pine City communities

Some who lost their homes to the Babb-Malden fire say the outpouring of generosity has kept them going through unimaginable loss.

WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. — The Labor Day wildfires destroyed the towns of Malden and Pine City, leaving many people in Whitman county without a home or a source of food. 

But Saturday, Open Range food truck came in to give some people their first hot meals in days free of charge thanks to an anonymous donor fronting the cost for the food.

“Things like this happen, this is life,” said food truck owner Bill Basham. “If we were really worth a damn as a species, we would go – ‘let me help you.'”

Basham has been in the restaurant business for 25 years, with Open Range food truck being his newest project. 

“I received a call yesterday, and it was someone saying they would like to donate to the

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After being shot, he closed his restaurant for months. Now he’s selling out of food.

Kevan Tran hands food to a customer as his niece, Jackie Quach, works at the register. 

It’s just after 2 p.m., and Kevan Tran is zooming between greeting customers at the front counter and preparing food in the kitchen of his restaurant, Penn Lake Roast Beef in Bloomington. 

The lunch rush may finally be slowing, but he’s hardly done filling orders for the day. Since reopening last week after a three-month closure to recover from being shot during an attempted robbery, a steady flow of customers have visited the restaurant, sometimes queuing down the sidewalk. 

And though his shoulders ache at the end of the night, he says he’s overjoyed to be serving his customers again. 

“No matter how tired, I still smile,” he said. “I treat my customers as friends, that’s why they come back to me … I want to say

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New California laws require food delivery apps to work more closely with restaurants

Two new California laws will require app-based delivery companies to more closely work with local restaurants before advertising their menu options and drivers to ensure the safety of meals while the orders are in transit.

The laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom are the latest effort by state lawmakers to ratchet up oversight of an industry that has resisted attempts at regulation as it grows rapidly in size and profitability.

The most far-reaching of the laws, signed by Newsom on Wednesday, requires companies such as DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats to sign formal agreements with local restaurants before advertising food delivery to their customers. Its supporters say that restaurant owners might not know their food is being advertised or delivered by the app-based company, leaving the business susceptible to surprise complaints if customers are unhappy with the experience.

“When Uber Eats, DoorDash and other gig companies operate under

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Northeast Florida food trucks happy restaurants fully reopen

The owner of the Big Grocery Express Food Truck believes he’s operating at 85%, a sharp increase from earlier this year when COVID-19 slowed his sales.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Opening the Big Grocery Express Food truck was supposed to be Kendrick Hundley’s second act, but COVID-19 had other plans.

His business slowed and stayed that way for months.

“Going through a pandemic like this and being a new business owner, it was kind of hectic,” Hundley told First Coast News.

Hundley hopes to turn a new page with the state fully reopening restaurants. 

It’s providing him the opportunity to expand his hours offering late night and overnight options.

“The warehouses I was going to before are calling the food truck back. Even the bars got their license back to serve liquor so I have some late night gigs as well,” he explained.

He’s now averaging two stops a day –

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His American Dream: North Texas restaurant owner shares Colombian culture through food

Fernando Castro and his family immigrated to the United States in the 1980’s. He shares his family’s story through food at Sabor Latino.

ARLINGTON, Texas — For nine years, Fernando Castro’s family has run a restaurant called Sabor Latino. It’s tucked near a corner of a shopping center on South Collins Street in Arlington. 

His family is from Colombia. In 1984, they immigrated to the United States to escape violence. Castro holds his roots close, and shares his culture through food.

“Most of our ingredients are even imported from Colombia,” said Castro. 

The restaurant has many popular dishes, including homemade empanadas stuffed with brisket and potato filling. He sells about 8,000 to 10,000 empanadas a month.

“It tastes very much like it does at home in Colombia,” he said. 

Two of his aunts help make the food at Sabor Latino. The recipes come from generations before them.

Castro is proud

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Grocery stores, food producers beef up inventory for potential second wave of COVID-19, holiday shopping rush

Grocers are looking to beef up their inventory ahead of the upcoming holiday shopping season and in preparation for a potential second wave of COVID-19.


According to the Wall Street Journal, Associated Food Stores has recently started building “pandemic pallets” to ensure cleaning and sanitizing products are readily available in its warehouses to prepare for high demand through the end of the year.

“We will never again operate our business as unprepared for something like this,” Darin Peirce, vice president of retail operations for the cooperative of more than 400 stores told the outlet.

In addition, Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker, who oversees a chain of more

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Pizzeria, bakery and food truck-rooted restaurant debuting across Charleston area | Real Estate

A pizzeria with New England roots, a restaurant started from a food truck and a homegrown bakery are among new food venues offering different tastings throughout the Charleston area. 

On Johns Island, the owners of Braised in the South food truck will host the grand opening of their first brick-and-mortar location at 11 a.m. Sunday at 3338 Maybank Highway. It will serve a full menu for lunch and dinner, and its ice cream window, featuring 21 toppings, will be open as well.

Menu favorites include totchos, fried shrimp and grits, the pork ‘n’ mac bowl, a signature burger and a variety of tacos. Platters, salads and sandwiches will be introduced to the menu as well.

Meats can be purchased by the pound while sides will be available by the pint or quart.

Steve Klatt and Brandon Lapp of Braised in the South

Steve Klatt (left) and Brandon Lapp, owners of Braised in the South food truck, will open their first

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Food truck in its final days; Trio’s dine-in to return

Chef Gilbert M. Alaquinez Jr. is taking his Lab food truck out of service; Friday will be its last day on the road. The schedule for the finale: today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Me & McGee Market, 10409 U.S. 70, North Little Rock, and 5-9 p.m. at the Rail Yard, 1212 W. Sixth St., Little Rock; on Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Me & McGee, 5-9 p.m. at Stone’s Throw Stifft Station, 3015 W. Markham St., Little Rock.

Alaquinez, former executive chef at Kemuri — sushi, seafood, robata, thanked patrons last week in a Facebook post (facebook.com/thelabfoodtruckLR). “It’s definitely a sad and heartbreaking moment to close the truck down but it’s what’s best for now,” he says. “The decision was not based on business nor financial reasons, but on a great opportunity that came a lot sooner than expected.”

Alaquinez isn’t saying just yet what that

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Food service company at OC airport paused paying rent but still furloughed workers, cut health insurance

Dozens of furloughed workers employed by a food service company at John Wayne Airport protested outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, upset to hear their employer was getting rent deferral.

OC company paused paying rent but still furloughed workers



Bertha Saravia is a cancer survivor diagnosed with high blood pressure, asthma and Type 2 diabetes.


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Saravia worried about how she would cover her medical bills after hearing from her employer she would no longer receive health insurance benefits.

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“I’m a cancer survivor for the last five years,” Saravia said.

Saravia was among the employees furloughed by a concessionaire at John Wayne Airport, HMSHost. She has worked at the pantry for 12 years. Saravia was one of 260 workers the company informed on June 4 that her health and wellness

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Infant Food Ingredients Market Top 20 Key Players, Size , Industry Share, Analysis 2030 and Growth Forecast to 2026

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Sep 03, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The Global Infant Food Ingredients Market to gain from increasing number of working women. Fortune Business Insights has recently announced a report, titled “Infant Food Ingredients MarketSize, Share and Global Trend by Type (Dairy-based Ingredients, Cereals-based Ingredients), Form (Dried Baby Food Ingredients, Prepared Baby Food Ingredients) and Geography Forecast till 2026.” The report offers a comprehensive overview of the global market.

Some of the key companies that are present in Global Infant Food Ingredients Market are;

  • Arla Foods amba,
  • Glanbia plc,
  • Carbery Food Ingredients Limited,
  • Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients,
  • Cargill,
  • Synutra,
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., and Groupe Lactalis S.A.

On the basis of type, the market is classified into dairy-based ingredients, cereals-based ingredients, and others. The dairy segment was dominating the global market in 2018. The trend witnessed is unlikely to change

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