Black Momma Vodka Owner Vanessa Braxton Pivots From Vodka To Hand Sanitizer

Black Momma Vodka, CEO/ President Vanessa Braxton is lending her manufacturing and distilling expertise to quickly produce urgently needed hand sanitizer for healthcare workers, first responders, patients, and community members fighting the coronavirus. Hand sanitizer has been selling out nationwide due to the pandemic, and continues to be much needed in the fight to flatten the curve.

The pandemic has caught many businesses and their owners by surprise, causing them to react quickly and efficiently to meet consumer needs. Braxton serves as an example of a business woman who knows how to adapt during such a critical time in the world, utilizing this opportunity to help the community-at-large and do her part to combat COVID-19.

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Free Fries For All

Steak ‘n Shake Continues “We’re All Essential” Program with Free French Fries with Every Order

Steak ‘n Shake Continues “We’re All Essential” Program with Free French Fries with Every Order

Steak ‘n Shake today announced that all customers can enjoy a complimentary order of French fries as part of the company’s “We’re All Essential” campaign.

The “We’re All Essential” initiative, originally launched on March 26th, was developed to recognize and support those working in essential industries, as well as to support ALL Americans during these challenging times. Effective immediately at all participating Steak ‘n Shake restaurants across America, customers who visit the drive-thru can request a free order of fries, as our way of thanking every single American who continues to play their part in restoring America.

“In such challenging times, we would like to do our part for our communities by giving out free fries to all,” said Sardar Biglari, CEO of Steak ‘n Shake.

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Tia Mowry and BioSchwartz Expand Anser to Care for the Whole Family with New Men’s and Kid’s Multivitamins

Anser— led by actress, author, mother and producer Tia Mowry, BioSchwartz, and United Talent Agency (UTA)—introduces its next phase of supplements with a new Men’s and Kid’s collection.  Now curated for the entire family, Anser ensures everyone has access to their supplements.

“My family is my everything—they’re what I really live for. Health is a family affair and the Men’s and Kid’s multivitamins seemed like the next best direction for Anser, especially with the support and expertise from BioSchwartz,” Co-Founder Tia Mowry explains. 

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Tips for Purchasing, Storing and Cooking Potatoes from U.S. Potato Farmers

Many consumers are stocking up on potatoes during these uncertain times, and it’s important to make the most of these purchases. Heidi Alsum Randall, a potato farmer and mother from Wisconsin, provided the following thoughts: 

“We know many people are spending more time in their homes right now, looking for ways to prepare easy and nutritious meals for themselves and their families. We are hearing from grocery retailers that people are stocking up on potatoes. That makes perfect sense to us as potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable with a long shelf-life.

Potato farmers, packers and processors are doing what it takes to keep potatoes supplied to grocery stores and restaurants around the country. Now more than ever, we are committed to our life’s work – raising food for families here and around the world.”

Here are some tips from America’s potato farmers on how to purchase, store and prepare potatoes at home:

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Chipotle Announces The 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series With New Online Competition for Esports Fans

The brand will connect fans across the country with their favorite gaming and celebrity personalities for a chance to win $50,000 and free Chipotle for a year

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series (CCS) will feature online Qualifying and Finale competitions throughout 2020. To promote the series further, Chipotle has added an official team partnership with 100 Thieves’ Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, and Brooke “BrookeAB” Bond, as well as TSM’s Myth and fan-favorite streamers Jack “CouRage” Dunlop and JERICHO. The Finale on April 25th will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube.

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and will now be virtual in 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games. The official game for the first series will be announced Monday, April 6th when the registration portal opens. Finale champions will win $25,000 cash and $25,000 to donate to COVID-19 relief efforts, as well as an exclusive card that grants winners a year of free Chipotle.

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E. & J. Gallo Winery’s Premium Wine Division Supports Sommelier Community with $100,000 Donation to GuildSomm

A $100,000 donation from seven wineries in E. & J. Gallo Winery’s premium wine division will support GuildSomm’s mission to deliver educational content to the Sommelier community. The donation is a joint contribution from J Vineyards & WineryLouis M. MartiniOrin SwiftPahlmeyerTalbott VineyardsWhitehaven and William Hill Estate Winery. In addition to this initial commitment, Gallo will also be supporting other local efforts as future needs emerge during these challenging times.

“GuildSomm is incredibly grateful to the Gallo family and these wineries for their generous support,” said Geoff Kruth, President of GuildSomm. “In such a challenging time for the industry, this will help us continue our mission to provide high-quality educational resources and a robust community for wine professionals.”

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siggi’s Launches “siggi’s Starters” Grant Program – An Initiative To Bolster Local Community Nutrition And Wellness Programs

siggi’s will award three nutrition professionals $20,000 each for the execution of innovative community nutrition programs

siggi’s, the pioneer of lower sugar yogurt with simple ingredients, announced today the launch of siggi’s starters, a grant program aimed at supporting nutrition professionals seeking to develop innovative programs to bolster community nutrition and wellness.

A recent survey conducted by siggi’s found that lack of funding is the #1 reason that prevents nutrition professionals from starting their own venture.  More than half of the registered dietitians polled have considered starting their own business, revealing a key gap in supporting nutrition professionals seeking to make an impact in their communities. siggi’s will award $20,000 grants to three recipients to help a community nutrition idea get off the ground or support an existing community nutrition program. siggi’s will also provide ongoing entrepreneurial mentorship that connects grant recipients to helpful resources and expertise as they execute their initiatives.

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Dunkin’ Foundation Activates $1.25 million in Emergency Funding for Coronavirus Response

Health and Hunger Relief Organizations Invited to Apply for Emergency Grants to Aid Efforts in the Wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is activating $1.25 million in emergency funding to support health and hunger relief organizations on the frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

This includes a $250,000 donation to the Boston Resiliency Fund which was established by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation brings joy to kids battling hunger or illness. Many of the Foundation’s grantees, which include health and hunger relief organizations, are seeing a huge uptick in the volume of clients they serve and are facing unprecedented and costly challenges in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Emergency grants from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation are meant to provide flexible funding for organizations so they can apply for the support they need.

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