WALKER — Brewery Vivant is teaming up with local restaurant Crooked Goose to host a tap takeover. Featuring six of the brewery’s Belgian-style ales, 10 percent of profits from the event will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, and matched by Vivant.
The event, which takes place May 1 from 4-9 p.m., signifies the restaurant and brewery’s first direct collaboration. Both businesses donated a combined total of $2,800 to Feeding America West Michigan in the past year.
“Crooked Goose has a very strong commitment to providing our community with locally sourced ingredients,” said marketing specialist Lindsay C. Stone, citing her restaurant’s emphasis on Michigan-made beer, wine and liquor.
In Kent County alone, more than 84,000 people are food insecure.
“As a restaurant that feeds people fortunate enough to eat at a place like ours, we also don’t want to forget about the rest of the population that doesn’t have that ability,” Vivant co-owner Kris Spaulding echoed.
“If we can get food on the table for the less fortunate, that makes complete sense,” she said. “It’s just a good fit.”
This event is part of Feeding America West Michigan’s Million Meal March, a campaign to distribute an additional million meals to families in need. For more ways to march against hunger, visit millionmealmarch.org.
Crooked Goose is located at 355 Wilson Ave. NW in Walker.