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Program pays Metro Detroit restaurants to cook meals for people in need

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DETROIT – The Detroit Free Press and Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers have partnered up on a program to help feed health care workers and local food banks.

The money they raised will also help keep restaurants in trouble. Folk Detroit owner Rohani Foulkes spoke to Local 4.

“We’re closing the kitchen for this final week of 2020 and cooking about 168 meals a day,” said Foulkes.

Last month, the Detroit Free Press raised money to pay restaurants like Folk Detroit $ 20 per meal donated as part of their Top 10 Cares program.

Aimie Rosner is Marketing and Events Director at Detroit Free Press.

“It feels good for us to be doing something like this in the last week of a really, really tough year,” said Rosner.

With the $ 200,000 raised, the restaurant’s winners will provide 5,000 meals for health care workers and 5,000 for the forgotten harvest.

“Things are tough, I’m not going to say we’re fine here. We turned on our lights. We have, we have paid ourselves – we pay our bills. But it’s not without an incredible amount of hard work, ”said Foulkes.

Check out the video above for the full report.

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that her government is taking action to help Michigan families, restaurants and small businesses with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Whitmer Administration plans to conduct another restaurant and bar liquor buyback program and partner with Michigan restaurants to gain SNAP convenience for convenience foods. It also announced an additional $ 2 million for the Eviction Diversion Program.

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