How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Responding

These are unprecedented times. It seems like the whole world has been brought to its knees, from the rapid and destructive spread of COVID-19 to the protests in response to police brutality and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The food industry isn’t exempt. So as things develop, we’ve asked people working in the food industry, from coast to coast, to share what they’re seeing in their communities, how they’ve been affected, and how they’re responding.

Tuesday, July 7

“The American Indian Movement and the Black civil rights movement—we’ve always supported each other.”

Robert Rice, Pow Wow Grounds, and Frank Paro, American Indian Movement, Minneapolis: Ed’s Note: Robert Rice is the owner of Pow Wow Grounds, a coffee shop and gathering place for the Native American community. He counts students and Native elders among his most loyal customers. Partway through this conversation, one such

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The Best Meal Delivery Service for Fresh, Delicious Food — Blue Apron, Home Chef, Sun Basket and More

These days, you can get pretty much anything delivered straight to your doorstep — including the ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which has us hungry people asking an important question: What’s the best meal delivery service that also delivers on taste?

If you’re new to food delivery services, they’re just as amazing as they sound. With a few clicks, you can eat well, reduce food waste and even save money, all without having to go to the grocery store. If you hate cooking — or don’t have the time or energy to do it — most of the recipes involve only a few simple instructions. And with fully prepared meal services, you’ll cut down the amount of dishes you need to wash as well as prep time.

Meal delivery companies are also available for those who have food allergies, diet restrictions or picky eaters in the family. Looking

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Inside the Brighton community food hall opening for the first time on 4 July

Shelter Hall Raw Brighton - Christopher Pledger
Shelter Hall Raw Brighton – Christopher Pledger

For the majority of hospitality businesses opening their doors on 4 July, its a chance to dust off tables and switch on ovens that have remained dormant for the past few months. 

However, for Shelter Hall Raw, a food hall built in a Victorian rotunda on Brighton’s seafront, Super Saturday is a grand opening for the very first time – even if the builders are still there. In fact, the project – which has been in the planning for a year – has so sped up proceedings to be ready for this weekend that the walls are unpainted and the counters still MDF. ‘Raw’ is no understatement.

“We wanted to be able to offer something on 4 July to help spearhead the regeneration of the industry and the community, to help to bring things back,” explains Dan Warne, the CEO and co-founder of

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Is It Ever Okay to Bribe My Kids with Food?

No Stupid Questions is a PEOPLE series that provides expert answers to your toughest (and funniest, and most embarrassing) parenting questions. Check out more here and send yours to [email protected]

Developing healthy eating habits in a child is no easy feat for parents. It is an achievement finding any food item your child actually enjoys, and will happily consume without putting up a fight.

That said, does that make it okay to use these foods as a ploy to get children to exhibit good behavior in other ways? “Bribery implies ‘IF you do this, then I will do that,’ ” Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook co-author Melanie Potock tells PEOPLE. “Kids get a lot of power by ‘not doing it’ and they quickly learn that if they hold out on the parent’s request, they might even get something bigger and better in return!”

Most experts recognize

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