FarmBurguesa, Feeding Southwest Virginia team up to feed hundreds of kids
ROANOKE, Va. – Hundreds of kids in the Roanoke Valley will go to bed with full stomachs Tuesday. FarmBurguesa and Feeding Southwest Virginia handed out burgers, turkeys and groceries to 250 kids today at the Community Solutions Center on Melrose Avenue. Feeding Southwest Virginia CEO Pamela Irvine said the coronavirus pandemic has made people more generous than ever before. “We’ve seen that generosity increase because people relate to the fact that I may not have something to eat today, whether I can afford to buy it and it’s not available or I can not afford to buy it and I just have no other resources,” explained Irvine. The center typically provides food for kids on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
FarmBurguesa delivers hundreds of free meals to those in need
ROANOKE, Va. – Hundreds of people in need in Roanoke received a free meal on Tuesday. FarmBurguesa and the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority teamed up to deliver 250 hamburger meals to residents in elderly and disabled housing sites. “It’s always important to give back to the community. So the community feeds us, we feed our community,” said Kat Pascal, co-owner of FarmBurguesa. FarmBurguesa received a $10,000 donation to make this possible as part of a food insecurity initiative, which supports independent restaurants while delivering meals to people in the community.
Town of Vinton sees major economic growth as businesses expand
VINTON, Va. – Despite the pandemic, several businesses are expanding and opening in the Town of Vinton. The plans were announced to Vinton Town Council earlier this week and would add 18,000 square feet. Something acting town manager Pete Peters says is a long time coming. It’s something that we really lacked in the town was having that outdoor dining experience so that’s really going to expand that opportunity. Acting Vinton Town Manager Pete Peters said.
What’s News Today: restaurant expansion, theatre camp
Vinton Town Council will get briefings about possible restaurant expansion. Farmburguesa is looking to expand its down location, adding a semi-enclosed patio, to add outside seating. The Dogwood Restaurant is also interested in expanding, including the addition of a patio. With some kids out of school because of the election today, Virginia Children’s Theatre is holding an Election Day Camp. The theme of the camp is Superheroes, teaching students to use their skills to make the world a better place.
Farmburguesa owners talk diversity, challenges during Hispanic Heritage Month
ROANOKE, Va. – It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and one Roanoke couple is serving up tasty treats while proving that the community is stronger together. When Kat Pascal and her husband, Jimmy Delgado, opened Farmburguesa in Vinton two years ago, they wanted to bring a little taste of their Colombian heritage to the Roanoke Valley. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. and celebrates the importance of Hispanic and Latin Americans culture. Delgado and Pascal hope to show their kids and future generations they can be proud of their heritage too. “That makes me feel really proud.”“It means a lot to us to be able to serve our community and serve the Hispanic community, in particular," said Pascal.
Farmburguesa delivers first batch of Food for Frontline meals to Roanoke first responders
ROANOKE, Va. – The first round of Food for Frontline is complete! On Wednesday, the first batch of meals went to Roanoke Fire-EMS employees. Farmburguesa co-owners handed off the lunches bought with your donations for the Food for Frontline initiative. “For the community to step up and help us do that, make food for us, is a really big deal,” said Mann. If you would like to donate to Food for Frontline, click here.
FarmBurguesa holds Grandin Village soft opening
ROANOKE, Va. – After months of delay, there’s now a new restaurant open in Grandin Village! FarmBurguesa held its soft opening on Friday. The Grandin Village location offers three times as many seats as the original Vinton restaurant. We had a warming welcome into the neighborhood,” said FarmBurguesa co-owner Jimmy Delgado. The restaurant was originally scheduled to open during the summer but had setbacks with permits and contractors.
FarmBurguesa's opening in Grandin Village delayed again
ROANOKE, Va. - Burger lovers will have to wait a bit longer for a new option in Roanoke's Grandin Village. FarmBurguesa (pronounced farm bur-guess-ah) currently has a location in downtown Vinton. The burger joint prides itself on being a part of the farm-to-table movement by using fresh local ingredients. A Facebook event was scheduled for Saturday; however, the restaurant's opening has been delayed. The grand opening was initially scheduled for July 20 but, there have been delays in the process.