Chattanooga Community Kitchen And Five Star Partner To Feed The Hungry

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
From left, David Amberger, Five Star director of Operations Analysis; Jens Christensen, Community Kitchen executive director, and C. J. Recher, Five Star director of Marketing
From left, David Amberger, Five Star director of Operations Analysis; Jens Christensen, Community Kitchen executive director, and C. J. Recher, Five Star director of Marketing

The Five Star Food Service-Chattanooga Community Kitchen partnership is celebrating seven consecutive years of community oriented cooperation to support and benefit the Chattanooga community. 

Every year Five Star Food Service hosts its annual company meeting, trade show, and party with the purposes of recapping the year gone by, forecasting the upcoming year, and celebrating its most recent accomplishments. This year’s sports theme was exemplified by the abundance of athletic jerseys, decorations, and mini games, that could be seen in all directions.

However, just like every year before, the main attraction for the night was the auction, from which the Community Kitchen receives 100 percent of the proceeds. This year’s auction, which brought in just over $12,000, also added an extra layer of value to the seven year partnership milestone, by raising Five Star’s average yearly donation for the entirety of the partnership to more than $10,000. 

“As a company committed to its community, Five Star has shown that they believe in helping those in need,” said Executive Director Jens Christensen. “Because of this incredible generosity, hundreds of lives are impacted each year through our critical services.”


Waitr Expands To Outside Chattanooga City Limits

Waitr’s success in Chattanooga has prompted significant growth – delivery service now extends outside the city. In addition to Chattanooga, Waitr is now delivering to the Lookout Mountain area, and also just east of the city toward the Ooltewah and East Brainerd communities. The Waitr app lets you order from your favorite restaurant … then sends a Waitr driver to deliver it to you ... (click for more)

Charlie's BBQ & Bakery Tests The Waters Further Down Main Street

Charlie's BBQ & Bakery has opened in the old Charlie's Quik Stop at 2309 E. Main St.   Owners  Wes Agee, Elizabeth St. Clair and Stacey Anderson  from Manchester, Tn., said, "This neighborhood may not have a great reputation, but we are genuinely trying to make a difference in that reputation."   Ms. St. Clair said the trio saw the building up ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Investigating Shooting That Victim Says Happened A Week Ago

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on Friday evening after a person arrived with a gunshot wound.   The injured man told police he was shot on Thursday, Oct. 11. He said he was shot while on the dance floor of a club somewhere along Brainerd Road.   If you have any information about the incident, call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. You ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Teach For America Raises Concerns

For the last several years, many groups, individuals and parties interested in preserving public education for our children have stood firm as a rampantly growing privatization movement has descended upon our local educational landscape.  We saw last year the Department of Education push a plan that would form a partnership zone which could potentially lead to schools in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Inequality & The Left

The story is told about a liberal politician who was getting a room full of snowflakes all heated up over equity and equality, which is big with the political Left right now. One of his handlers finally got the chance and whispered in his ear, “Use ‘fairness’ instead! That’s what sells … “ Afterwards a newspaper column read, “The liberals love fairness because it cannot be measured. ... (click for more)