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Top 10 Cares program looks to rescue Detroit restaurants, feed people

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The Detroit Free Press / Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer Top 10 Cares The program launches today the third round of its Rescue Detroit Restaurants + Feed the Community initiative, which aims to raise $ 100,000 to feed people in need and support local restaurants badly hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Since its inception in April 2020, the Top 10 Cares program has raised more than $ 377,000 – and delivered nearly 19,000 meals to health care workers and community members in need. It replaced the Detroit Free Press / Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers ‘popular Top 10 Takeover restaurant series based on the Free Press’ annual Top 10 Best New Restaurants list, which was on hiatus due to the pandemic.

For this third round, the Detroit Free Press / Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Top 10 Cares program aims to raise $ 100,000 by April 5 to provide meals to vulnerable populations in troubled communities. Program partners this year are Forgotten Harvest and iHeartMedia Detroit (Kanal 955, 100.3 WNIC, Mix 92.3, 97.9 WJLB, 106.7 Detroit’s Wheels and the Black Information Network).

Restaurants receive $ 20 per meal. All proceeds will go to the restaurants to offset the losses resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Meals for the needy are provided by the Detroit Free Press / Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer Boss of the Year Phil Jones and the opening class of Detroit Free Press / Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer Food Fighters. They are:

  • Omar Anani: Safran De Twah & Safran Community Kitchen
  • Ron Bartell: Too Many Cooks, Kuzzo’s & Petty Cash
  • Stephanie Byrd: Too many cooks, the block, floods
  • Ederique Goudia: Gabriel Hall, FoodLab Detroit, Detroit Food Academy, Don’t Waste Food
  • Max Hardy: Too many cooks, one cook can be hungry, COOP, Jed’s Detroit
  • Anthony Lombardo: SheWolf & Detroit Kitchen Terminal
  • Alvaro Padilla: Too many cooks, giving birth
  • Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla: Bunny Bunny
  • Stephen Roginson: Batch Brewing Co. and Feelgood Tap
  • Genevieve Vang: Too Many Cooks, Bangkok 96 & Bangkok 96 Street Food

At freep.com/rescue you can donate and find out how everyone benefits.

Contact Detroit Free Press food writer Susan Selasky for food and dining news at: 313-222-6872 or [email protected] Follow @SusanMariecooks on Twitter.

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