D209 Re-ups with Food Service Contractor Despite Frustrations
Education / Food

D209 Re-ups with Food Service Contractor Despite Frustrations

Friday, July 14, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews The Proviso District 209 Board of Education approved a new one-year roughly $1.1 million contract with Aramark Education Services for the upcoming school year, despite strong criticism from school officials and board members at its July 11 board meeting. Aramark has provided food … Continue reading

In Maywood, a Gardening Revolution Could Be Slowly Taking Root
Community Development / Food / Health

In Maywood, a Gardening Revolution Could Be Slowly Taking Root

Christopher Epps, the full-time gardener responsible for cultivating the Proviso Giving Garden in Maywood. | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, July 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The closing of Aldi in Maywood last year, and Ultra Food in Forest Park and Meijer in Melrose Park this year, have created something of a desert in … Continue reading

Free Summer Meal Programs to Start Feeding Kids This Summer
Community Development / Community Notebook / Food

Free Summer Meal Programs to Start Feeding Kids This Summer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews During the summer, numerous social service organizations and churches will serve as free summer meal sites. Free healthy and nutritious summer meals are available for teenagers and children under 18 years old while school is out. The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the … Continue reading

Organic Veggie Boxes, Cooking Classes and Farm Visits Offered Right Out of Maywood
Community Development / Food / Health / Notification

Organic Veggie Boxes, Cooking Classes and Farm Visits Offered Right Out of Maywood

Monday, May 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Time is running out to sign up for a veggie box for pickup in Maywood this summer. Deliveries begin on Thursday, June 8 and the last day to sign up is Saturday, May 27. Here’s a sample of last season’s boxes to give you an idea of … Continue reading

Friday Socials Coming to Meal of the Day Cafe in Maywood Starting May 12
Business / Events / Food / Lifestyle

Friday Socials Coming to Meal of the Day Cafe in Maywood Starting May 12

Paintings inside of Meal of the Day Cafe in Maywood. The restaurant is launching Friday after-work socials starting May 12. | File Tuesday, May 9, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Meal of the Day Cafe, located on the fourth floor of Eisenhower Tower, 1701 S. 1st Ave., is launching a series of Friday after-work socials … Continue reading

New Tequila Lounge Opens in Melrose Park
Business / Food

New Tequila Lounge Opens in Melrose Park

A crowd of patrons attend the April 28 opening of La Tequileria, a new tequila lounge in Melrose Park. Below, Javier Aceves, General Contractor, David Suarez, Executive Manager (Co-Owner), Sergio Suarez and Mary Suarez, Owners, Ronald Serpico, Mayor of Melrose Park, Elliot Acosta, Manager. | Photos provided Monday, May 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews … Continue reading