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 […]

Thousands show for holiday Taste of Ric’s

Atticus Brickner, 6, visits with Santa at the holiday Taste of Ric’s held Saturday, Dec. 4.

by BETH ALTENA  The holidays never tasted so good, with music, sleigh rides and Santa, too, during the holiday Taste of Ric’s held Saturday, Dec. 4 at Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road in Rockford. Store director Dave Brickner said the turnout was fantastic with an estimated 4,000 people showing up to sample hot kielbasa […]

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 […]

Spring Taste of Ric’s this Saturday

PILED HIGH—These twins had a blast at the last Taste of Ric’s. Samples were more like servings, as you can see by the piled plate. “There was food everywhere,” said Store Director David Brickner.

Store Director David Brickner said he doesn’t mind the case of nerves he gets before a tasting event at Ric’s Food Center. “You can really sense the energy and how excited everyone is,” he said of the events the store at 6767 Belding Road hosts several times a year. “Each one has only been bigger […]