Food Depot’s Neighbor to Neighbor drive enters 10th year | Local News

Jill Dixon hopes the sight of an endless line of cars off Siler Road on a cold and dark pandemic morning at The Food Depot is a

“We have seen a persistent decrease in the amount of people seeking assistance,” Dixon, deputy director of the food bank, said on a recent morning as workers shuffled pallets of milk and dry goods around the warehouse floor.

The Food Depot recently closed a distribution site at Santa Fe Place thanks to lower demand. But that doesn’t mean the hunger crisis is over.

“The food insecurity crisis that existed pre-pandemic was already deeply unacceptable,” she said.

The local Neighbor to Neighbor drive is The Food Depot’s largest annual fundraiser and is entering its 10th year.

Usually, the Neighbor to Neighbor campaign is a food drive. Because of the pandemic, the drive switched to monetary donations last year, when it raised more than

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Local Eats: Brothers Seafood and Soul Food in Flint serves up seafood boils, honey chicken tenders and more

FLINT, MI — From soul food to seafood, a restaurant that opened earlier this year has hungry customers covered with its range of dishes.

Brothers Seafood and Soul Food restaurant, located at 3805 E. Court St. in Flint, opened in early February. The business is occupying a former Halo Burger location.

Owner Deondrick Louis, 27, has been cooking for years and often watched his father, who is a local chef, cook as he was growing up.

“I like to visualize and be hands-on with things, that’s what made me want to do it because he’s been doing it for years,” said Louis of the decision to pursue a business in the food industry.

Some of the items on the menu include chicken wings, fried catfish, seafood boils, seafood pasta, hibachi combos, loaded potatoes, collard greens, sweet potatoes, fried okra, mozzarella sticks and honey chicken tenders, which are one of the

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Toughest Summer Job: Cooking in a hot food truck | WFRV Local 5

(WFRV) – The aroma of burgers cooking… It’s a smell that goes hand in hand with summer.  Now just imagine cooking those burgers in a baking hot food truck.

“Your days get very long very easily, so you got to be organized,” says Cole Ductan, the owner of the Bay Area Burger Food Truck. His food truck specializes in cooking smashburgers and fries that will leave you craving for more.

And while the days are long, they’re also sizzling in the summer with temperatures frequently soaring over 100 degrees inside their truck. The summertime heat can make the food truck feel like an oven, but it also affects when customers are eating.

Ductan points out, “If it is too hot people are going to tend to eat later, so you know if you set-up at 4

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Local Eats: El Lucha Taco food truck features 4 generations of family recipes

BURTON, MI — The El Lucha Taco food truck rolls with four generations of recipes used to create homemade Mexican cuisine.

Adam Mireles’ passion and skills for cooking dates back to his great-grandparents, who would often sell tacos in the 1950′s at Flint’s Chevy in the Hole.

“My great-grandmother and my great-grandfather used to sell tacos on the assembly line and they opened up one of the first restaurants in Flint,” said Mireles, owner of El Lucha Taco food truck.

The food truck features steak, ground beef, grilled chicken and veggie tacos as well as quesadillas, tamales and giant burritos.

Customers can get a set of three beef tacos with flour tortillas for $9 or three ground beef tacos for $8. Steak tacos cost $10 for three servings.

“My burritos are huge,” said Mireles, with a tinge of excitement in his voice. “I would say they’re the size of a

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