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Hello PFC Eaters!

This week's PFC Dinner Deal is our Curried Meat and Veggie Pies. These handmade pies feature Isaac's amazingly flaky pie crust filled with a mixture of curried beef and onions, or curried veggies and rice. They come with a side of curry gravy. They are such a treat! Consider grabbing a few extra for lunches through the week.

This is just one example of the amazing talent and hard work that goes into our delicious deli selections by our stellar team of cooks:

Natasha has transformed PFC into a destination for decadent vegan baked goods from PB Dream Bars to Hummingbird Cake, and Blueberry Pie slices to fresh made scones.
Isaac crushes all things entrees and soups. His passion for food comes through in every bite of soup and hot entrees.
Andrew's support of the team is second to none, and his sides and roasted veg are featured on the hot bar almost every day.
We recently welcomed Niecy and Thomas to the team, they have hit the ground running by ensuring the salad bar is full and fresh, and dips, salads and sandwiches fill the case.

JaRay has been the warm, welcoming smile keeping the team going with his love of good food and community. JaRay is transitioning out to another position elsewhere over the next weeks. He'll be missed!

Finally, please consider a visit to this week's Local Global Market, a partnership with WMU, that takes place in front of Sangren Hall tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11, 10am-2pm, and features vendors you've come to know and love from Kalamazoo Farmers Market. 

Hope to see you there!




Savings on Tasty, Weekday Meals & Lunchbox Fillers!

Hi Folks,

Happy Back To School Day! I hope the transition was smooth for those of you who have kids in KPS resuming classes today. 

It's nice to have some options mid-week to toss a tasty, quick meal together. When the new sales start tomorrow, check out these delicious meal solutions:

  • Maya Kaimal Organic Everyday Dals - 2 for $6 - just boil some rice, heat the packets and go!
  • Great deals on Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce - 2 for $5 - and Montebello Organic Pastas - 2 for $7
  • Cascadian Farms Organic Frozen Veggies - 2 for $4!

If you're more interested in filling a lunch box, how about:

  • 10 for $10 Larabars!
  • 4 for $5 Clif Bars (everyday price at PFC!)
  • 2 for $5 Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs

In celebration of Back To School, PFC's student discount is 10% EVERY DAY during the month of September! Just show your friendly PFC cashier your student ID to get those sweet savings. 

Finally, please put Owner Appreciation Days in your calendar for this weekend, 10% off one shop this Friday through next Tuesday. 

We hope to see you soon!


September Change for Change: Building Blocks of Kalamazoo

September's Change for Change supports Building Blocks of Kalamazoo. When you round up your purchase at PFC throughout the month of September, your change goes toward creating opportunities one block at a time for residents to reclaim and revitalize their neighborhood in areas that experience challenges associated with poverty and disinvestment. Building Blocks provides resident leader training, project seed money, networking opportunities, and on-going organizing to support resident action.

At the heart of Building Blocks is a commitment to empowering residents to take ownership through new connections to resources, community organizations, neighbors, and the government to make things happen. They hope to help facilitate the strengthening of the collective capacity of a resident group in areas and with residents who have been underrepresented in the conversations and decisions surrounding community development. 

They work in the Eastside, Edison, Northside, Oakwood, and Vine neighborhoods of Kalamazoo.

A couple of highlights from their programming:

  • Residents on a Sustained Program site in the Vine Neighborhood established a community garden in 2014 (still active) which has 16 raised beds serving approximately 14 households each year who steward their own plot and two raised beds committed to communal use for anyone passing by or living on the street.

  • Residents on a Sustained Program site in the Eastside Neighborhood helped each other to install solar yard lights in their yards to increase street safety and curb appeal.

For more information on Building Blocks, please visit their website.