Watch now: Mattoon Rotary Club food drive donates $61,000-plus to local pantries | Local

Will Kreznick


Like father, like son: Ray and Brett Hall honored as Mattoon police officers of the year

“Everyone knew Janet. Everyone,” Nelson said. “She was always looking out for people who needed help.”

Clark died at age 76 in September 2020. Her husband, Robert C. Clark, was one of the original Mattoon Rotary Club members who began the annual food drive.

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Mary Russell, the current volunteer executive director of the food center, said the memory of Clark helped “stir things up” for a successful fundraiser with Mattoon Rotary. She said the

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6 things to know in Austin food now: Local honky-tonk royalty dies

Will Kreznick

Editor’s note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news.

Openings and (temporary) closings


Two of the city’s most outstanding taco operations are taking a much-needed winter break. South Austin’s Valentina’s Tex-Mex Bar-B-Q temporarily shuttered on January 4 and will resume serving its usual menu of succulent brisket and smokey pork on Saturday, January 9, at 7:30 am. On the east side, Nixta Taqueria served its last duck carnitas taco on January 3 and will

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Now is the Time to Adopt Industry 4.0

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Article contributed by Mike Berman, COO, Day & Nite/All Service

History shows cycles of economic desperation and despair are most often followed by massive transformation either propelling periods of unrivaled growth and profitability or dealing fatal blows to already wounded businesses.

Goodness knows the now almost one full calendar year foodservice has been ravaged by Covid-19 is the worst, most protracted global economic downturn the industry has ever faced.  While looking back is always useful for building a culture of continuous improvement, smart industry leaders recognize now is the time to actively look-think-do forward to most rapidly secure a most

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Amazon-backed food delivery firm Deliveroo is now worth above $7 billion after a $180 million pre-IPO funding round

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Deliveroo CEO Will Shu at President Macron’s tech summit in France in 2018. Shu said he was the only one who didn’t turn up in a suit. LUDOVIC MARIN / Getty
  • Food delivery firm Deliveroo is now worth north of $7 billion after raising $180 million in fresh funding.

  • The Amazon-backed company is preparing to go public later in 2021.

  • Insider reported this week that UK-based Deliveroo could be valued at up to $13.6 billion when it floats, with one source pegging April for an IPO date.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon-backed food delivery firm Deliveroo

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Elderly hunger is on the rise during Covid

Will Kreznick

Every weekday morning for nearly 20 years, Andrew Smith has woken up at dawn. He drives to a senior center in Brooklyn and loads up a refrigerated truck with warm meals as the sun rises over New York City.

Smith is a delivery driver for Riseboro, a community partner with Citymeals on Wheels. His job is to deliver a warm meal — and a sense of security — to 92 homebound seniors every day.

Smith is responsible for a small portion of the 20,000 meals Citymeals delivers daily but each meal is critical to the survival of those who receive

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