Stock up now to prepare for an emergency | Food

Will Kreznick

We were all reminded of this last week as the torrential rain flooded Frederick County. Roads were impassable, schools closed, internet disconnected and some even lost power. Mother Nature reminds us routinely that we are not in control, so be prepared.

I highly recommend you print the FEMA factsheets and store in an easy to find notebook for reference. They cover every topic, from floods to winter storms, even earthquakes. You might be thinking earthquakes aren’t a concern here. Wrong. As recently as 2005, Maryland had a level VI earthquake, and it was not the only extreme weather event news

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Second Harvest Food Bank now using MealConnect | News

Will Kreznick

ERIE — Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is utilizing a new technology platform aimed at making donating food easier.

The organization is now using MealConnect, a free platform developed by Feeding America. Second Harvest is one of 200 food banks in the Feeding America network, which collectively provides food assistance to 46 million Americans.

MealConnect allows businesses of all sizes to post surplus food on the platform. It then directs the rescued food immediately to Second Harvest food pantries and meal programs that serve people in need.

An algorithm determines the best-suited pantry or food program to pick

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What to know about the Peninsula’s splashy new food hall, opening today

Will Kreznick

Los Altos food hall State Street Market, arguably the most notable restaurant project the Peninsula has seen in years, opened today with a host of big name chefs and restaurants headlining the establishment.

The splashy food hall, located at 170 State St., will eventually feature projects by chefs like Srijith Gopinathan of Taj Campton Place in San Francisco and Ettan in Palo Alto, Traci Des Jardins of Jardinière in San Francisco and Meichih and Michael Kim of Michelin-starred Maum in Palo Alto.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Anne Wojciki’s development firm, Los Altos Community Investments, is behind the market, which they hope

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Food pantry’s hunger for new home now satisfied

Will Kreznick

LAFARGEVILLE, New York (WWNY) – The volunteers of Gwen’s Food Pantry are right at home at St. John’s Parish Center.

“We moved into this location two weeks ago, and we opened for the first time Saturday, September 4 to the public,” said pantry director Donna Chatterton.

She helped people pick out food on opening day in a much larger space that amazes her – and the people the pantry helps.

“They were just amazed at how much space there is,” said Chatterton.

The big space is a big deal. It’s 5 times as much space as what Chatterton and her

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Chatawa and Grand Pied Are Now Open in Tower Grove South

Will Kreznick

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  • PHUONG BUI
  • Chatawa and Grand Pied are now open, serving food and drinks of St. Louis and NOLA in Tower Grove South.

For more than a year Thomas Crone has been searching for a place to bring to life his vision for a bar that takes guests on a food and drink-inspired trip down the Mississippi River. Now, that idea has become a reality in the form of the dual-concept bar and restaurant, Chatawa and

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