It may seem like good news is hard to find right now. However, during a time of crisis many KCK locals and businesses have stepped up to help those in need. Here is your roundup of good things that happened in Kansas City, KS this week.
The Central Avenue Betterment Association, a KCK non-profit organization which serves the Central Avenue corridor and surrounding area, teamed up with KC local businesses to provide meals for displaced restaurant workers. Along with Open Belly, Cafe Corazon and The Tamale Kitchen, the raised enough money to feed another 100 this next week. Meals will be available to be picked up between 12:00 - 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 15th at the Central Avenue Betterment Association at 1621 Central Avenue. This will be first come, first served.
Each meal includes:
• 2 tamales from the Tamale Kitchen, a not-for-profit that breaks the cycle of poverty by giving immigrant women a living wage
• a Horchata from Café Corazón
KCK local company Knit-Rite, which manufactures compression garments for medical and consumer markets, has began making face masks for the general public to purchase. For every mask sold they are also donating a mask to organizations serving communities in critical need. Currently they are manufacturing 60,000 - 80,000 masks every week, with hopes to add more machines to increase production.
Harvesters of Kansas City donated 15,000 pounds of foods to the families of Schlagle and Washington High School students. More than 100 cars lined up on Tuesday at the distribution center in the old Indian Springs Mall parking lot.
Homeweood Suites by Hilton Kansas City Speedway is offering a special room night rate for medical workers and emergency personnel having to travel to Kansas City or practicing social distancing from family during this time. To book your room: dial 913-288-9999, press “0” to book a special “EMERGENCY PERSONNEL” rate of $79/ night + tax. This rate is available to book from 4/1/2020 – 5/15/2020.
1889 Pizza Napoletana is keeping kids in Kansas City fed and entertained with their kids' pizza making kit and virtual class. For $24.89 you can purchase a kit for two kids to make a pizza masterpiece!
Slap's BBQ is providing easy ways to still make your Easter dinner special. Their Easter Sunday Special includes meat, sides, dessert and more for enough for 6-8 people for $99. Orders must be called in at 913-213-3736, and picked up Saturday, April 11.
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