Press Release – Finley’s and City Rescue Mission Team Up To Fight Hunger

31 10 2008

From a press release…..

Finley’s American Grill and the
City Rescue Mission of Lansing, are teaming up to fight hunger!!!

Lansing, Michigan – Finley’s American Grill will again partner with the City Rescue Mission of Lansing in the “Great Holiday Food Drive” by hosting their annual holiday non-perishable food drive. Non-perishable items will be collected at the Lansing area restaurants from Thursday, November 1 – December 31, 2008. In exchange, patrons who bring in non-perishable food items will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to be used at Finley’s from January 1 – March 31, 2009. This is Finley’s American Grill’s way of saying “THANK YOU” to the community for helping the less fortunate during the holidays.

Jim Hulteen, District Manager for Finley’s American Grill shares, “Finley’s involvement in this pantry drive is a passion for the work that the City Rescue Mission of Lansing does for the community. We are honored to be a partner with this fine organization and want to help them in any way we can to continue to meet the needs of those who are less fortunate.”

Food collected in years past through this partnership has literally fed thousands of families Mark Criss states, “The Food collected last year helped to feed over 70,000 meals at the Mission and helped in the distribution of hundreds of emergency food orders.”

The Finley’s American Grill’s that are participating in this years food drive are located at 6300 South Cedar Street, and 5615 West Saginaw Highway both in the Lansing area.


Finley’s American Restaurant – South Lansing

29 08 2008
  • 6300 S. Cedar St.
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • (517) 882-7530
  • Website
  • Menu
Finleys American Restaurant on S. Cedar St in Lansing.

Finley's American Restaurant on S. Cedar St in Lansing.

I was bad.  I got home from Indianapolis at 4 AM after leaving Lansing at 7 AM the previous today.  I was a little tired.  Phone calls woke me up and I only got about six hours of sleep.  After my girlfriend went to work, I decided to take a nap.  Usually when I take afternoon naps, I sleep for an hour or so.  Not today.  I slept almost three hours.  I woke up about ten minutes before J usually comes home for dinner.  There was no way I could put anything together in that time other than a salad, so I swallowed my pride and sent her a text message letting her know there would be no dinner ready in time.  She called me back and said we could just go out, but she wanted to go to a restaurant where she wouldn’t be tempted to order something greasy. 

Finley’s sits about a mile down the road from us, but since we’ve moved here, we haven’t tried.  It has the appearance of a chain restaurant so we kind of stayed away.  It is a chain, but it’s a small local chain with five Finley’s all located in Michigan.  However, there are more restaurants in the system.  They are owned by a company called River City Food Company which owns six restaurant brands including BD’s Mongolian BBQ which also has locations in Mid-Michigan. Read the rest of this entry »