Thief Has Change Of Heart, Returns Generator Stolen From Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank

ORANGEVALE (CBS13) — An alleged thief had a change of heart and returned a local food bank’s generator after stealing it over the weekend.

Last week, the Orangevale Fair Oaks Food Bank was hit by thieves. A security camera captured two men taking off with a generator while workers were inside grabbing food to load into a truck.

“Walked around the food bank, looked inside the trailer, saw that there was a generator, moved their car around, grabbed it and they were gone in 5 minutes,” said Keith Wright, the food bank’s executive director, describing what happened.

After learning about the theft, the community rallied and donated enough money in just two days to replace the generator.

Still, with the clear surveillance video, the food bank believed they already knew who the suspects were. A report was filed with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, but the food bank

Read More

Darwen food fair will offer gluten free choices to coeliacs affected by NHS prescription cuts

A FOOD fair is to offer gluten free choice for coeliacs affected by prescription cuts.

The gluten free food fair in Darwen will offer people with coeliac disease more options for mealtimes, following cuts to food available on prescription locally.

The event, organised jointly by the Preston and East Lancashire groups of national charity Coeliac UK, takes place at Darwen Vale High School on Saturday, April 1.

There will be around 30 stalls selling everything from gluten free pasta to pies and beer to brownies with local producers bringing gluten free cookies, cupcakes, chutneys and sauces. There will also be freshly made gluten free fish and chips and freshly ground coffee.

Following a consultation East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced they will no longer support the prescribing of gluten free foods on the NHS.

From April individuals who require gluten free food will be expected to buy them themselves.

Read More

Cook up Some Fun: 2015 Bandon Cranberry Festival Food Fair | Lifestyles

BANDON — A crown awaits the cook with the cranberry touch. Culinary queens and kings need only whip up their best cranberry concoction to enter the Queen of the Kitchen contest in Bandon’s annual Cranberry Festival. The 2015 Cranberry Festival Food Fair is set for Sept. 11 and 12, in Bandon.

Contestants compete for the crown in three categories, Queen of the Kitchen, best overall; Jr. Queen of the Kitchen, youth age 10 and younger, aided by an adult; Aspiring Chef, age 11 to 18 years. Find contest rules and entry forms online at

The food fair and cooking contest are almost as old as the Cranberry Festival. The competition was added the second year of the festival, in 1948. The winner is crowned at the Coronation Ceremony and greets the festival throng in the Saturday parade.

The blind judging system has delivered a few surprises over the

Read More

Westfield Valley Fair Teams With Kitchen United

Westfield Valley Fair, a shopping center in Silicon Valley, is partnering with Kitchen United, a ghost kitchen company, to deliver a streamlined, multi-restaurant ordering solution.

“Our partnership with Kitchen United introduces a new and convenient way for guests to experience their favorite food items on the go, while also driving increased revenue to our restaurant partners,” said Kate Diefenderfer, director of marketing for Westfield Valley Fair, in a statement.

“With the flexibility to place one order with multiple restaurants simultaneously, regardless of location, restaurants have the ability to capitalize on the demand for food to go, while our guests receive a customized dining experience,” she added.

The partnership will bring the MIX platform, Kitchen United’s multi-concept ordering technology, to the shopping center format. Kitchen United houses multiple restaurant brands under one roof for delivery and takeout.

Restaurants located within Valley

Read More