TFTag: food in the news
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Food News

Taste of Derby Festival raises awareness for food insecurity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There are fewer than six weeks left until Kentucky Derby 150. One organization is getting a head start on the festivities by showcasing the flavors of Louisville while also raising awareness for food insecurity.


What You Need To Know

  • Dare to Care is a food bank serving 13 counties (five in southern Indiana, eight in Kentucky), providing access to fresh, healthy food and meals for families
  • More than 100,000 in Kentuckiana are experiencing food insecurity
  • The Taste of Derby Festival has kicked off the Derby season for more than 20 years, highlighting Louisville’s culinary scene
  • This year’s event is April 16, and all proceeds go toward helping end food insecurity in Kentuckiana

Making a difference with food, Dare to Care executive chef Teresa White says no one should have to worry about where they’ll get their next meal.

“It’s always about good food, and that I think really ties us all together as a community, regardless of where you’re from, regardless of what your paycheck looks like,” White said. “Everybody deserves good food, and they deserve food that’s prepared well and safely.”

Dare to Care is a food bank serving 13 counties, five in southern Indiana and

Food News

$12 dinner box McDonald’s order goes viral on TikTok

Social media is eating up a new budget-friendly fast food order from McDonald’s that’s gone viral on TikTok.

Leiela Kapewa-Latu posted a video of her ordering what’s been dubbed the “$12 dinner box” at her local McDonald’s, which has racked up more than 12 million views and counting.

PHOTO: Leiela Kapewa-Latu ordered the $12 dinner box at her local Texas McDonald's, which has now gone viral on TikTok.

Leiela Kapewa-Latu ordered the $12 dinner box at her local Texas McDonald’s, which has now gone viral on TikTok.

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“There’s two cheeseburgers in here, but there are four small fries, one-piece chicken nuggets and there’s two Big Macs — $12 y’all,” she said of the order, which was actually $12.19 before tax.

If each item had been purchased separately for pickup at the same location using the McDonald’s app, it would have cost more than twice as much, but the stay-at-home mom saved a total of $14 with her order.

PHOTO: A look at the food included in the now-viral McDonald's dinner box at one Texas location.

A look at the food included in the now-viral McDonald’s dinner box at one Texas location.

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“It fed my family of five,” Kapewa-Latu told “Good Morning America.” “I’m just happy to get the word out there and let people know, like, there are still deals.”

Her video has garnered many reactions, and comments highlighting that prices and certain items

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‘No choice’: Shop defends food court sign in Melbourne

Aussies may be familiar with paying public holiday surcharges at cafes and other food places, but where do they stand when it comes to weekend surcharges?

A photo of a sign displaying a 10 per cent surcharge on Saturday and Sunday at Korean hot dog shop Chunky Town in QV Melbourne has kicked off a debate about when it is acceptable to add surcharges.

The customer who shared the picture on a Melbourne subreddit said they were from Sydney and found it “mind boggling” a shopping center food court had a weekend surcharge.

“A lot of places don’t even have Sunday surcharges let alone a Saturday surcharge,” they wrote.

Critics were quick to call the move “bloody outrageous” and claim they avoided dining at establishments with surcharges.

However, Chunky Town told news.com.au the surcharges were essential for keeping its doors open and still “doesn’t even nearly cover the penalty rates on weekends”.

Chunky Town marketing director Adam Ong said the surcharges were introduced two years ago.

“With rising costs and the higher award wages on weekends and public holidays our business definitely has to increase its prices somehow in order to survive,” he said.

“We were tossed up whether we

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UK food delivery driver who bit customer’s thumb “clean” off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

An English woman who was filling in for a friend as a delivery driver in the UK has reportedly pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm more than a year after a customer said she bit off her finger during a dispute. CBS News’ partner BBC News reported that 35-year-old Jenniffer Rocha bit the customer’s finger “clean” off in December 2022.

According to the BBC, Rocha was acting as a “substitute” delivery driver for a friend through the Deliveroo service when the incident occurred, meaning she was performing the work under someone else’s account. During his shift on December 14, 2022, 36-year-old Stephen Jenkinson of Aldershot ordered a pizza.

Rocha, however, attempted to deliver the food down the street from his address, and when he went to pick it up, he left his phone at home, leaving him unable to provide the delivery code number. He told BBC News that they then got into an argument, and at one point he raised his hand to Rocha’s motorcycle helmet.

That’s when she bit her thumb – and didn’t let go.

He said he was “shaking her helmet trying to get her off,” and when he finally did, he said he lifted his