WHO: Supporters of the Grassroots Grocery project
WHAT: Soul Food Saturday
WHEN: April 25
WHERE: Grassroots Grocery, 415 Ridge St., Alton
WHY: Area cooks put their chef’s hats together to provide a free “soul food” lunch for the area as a way to help promote the new Grassroots Grocery, opening this spring. Derrick Richardson of Alton said the community can look for more events this spring and summer. With healthy and affordable inventory, food classes and more, the new project will be an opportunity to foster community involvement and strengthen the local economy. For information, visit the Facebook page at GrassrootsGrocery.