Spring Taste of Ric’s a homerun

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Baseball-themed day of free samples draws crowds by BETH ALTENA Rockford Ric’s Food Center is a busy place these days four years into their location at 6969 Belding Road. The store was especially busy Saturday, May 5 with the Spring Taste of Ric’s, where vendors and store staff offer free samples of many food products. […]

Ric’s Food Center to host Salvation Army collection truck

Tax-deductible donation makes real differences in lives of real people This Saturday, April 16, Rockford area residents will have the opportunity to help others and put a little tax deduction into their finances. A manned Salvation Army truck will be at Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to […]

Ric’s to hold drive for Lean on Me Outreach

Each morning Ric’s Food Center loads a Lean on Me truck with product from the store. Store Director Dave Brickner, pictured with a Lean on Me volunteer, said he estimates the store gives Lean on Me $500 to $1,000 worth of product—dairy, produce, deli, bakery items and more—every day.

Public invited to help others in need When Ric’s Food Center planned opening their doors three years ago, they knew there would be extra product—produce, deli and more—that would go unsold yet still be perfectly good. The family-owned company looked around Rockford for a deserving charity and found Lean on Me Outreach. “We give them […]

Samples, smiles star in Spring Taste of Ric’s event

Food samples not only taste delicious, but Are attractively displayed, giving shoppers ideas for any graduation parties that may be in the works. Handing out Boarshead ham and lacy Swiss cheese were Martha Cox (blue shirt) and Anita Roelofs.

Michigan weather was as fickle as its reputation Saturday, May 1 with a stormy morning giving way to a beautiful sunny spring afternoon. The crowds at Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road, proved reliable, however, as the parking lot and store were filled with visitors to the Spring Taste of Ric’s event from noon to […]

Plenty of freebies, but no car giveaway at Community Expo

Ric’s Food Center Store Director Dave Brickner helps pass out samples during Expo. A variety of treats were given out.

Four people left $500 richer, but no one was able to claim the big prize of the day, the Chevy Malibu offered by drawing by John Decker Chevrolet. No one left empty handed, unless by choice however. The sixth annual Community Expo held March 20 was as well-attended as in past years. Booths of all […]