1. Saint Luke's Diaper Bank in Kalamazoo is making sure parents are able to provide the essentials to their children. The organization helps by distributing around 300,000 diapers each year, especially during times like the pandemic.
Saint Luke's Diaper Bank is funded by grants and donations.
For all the details on where you can pick-up diapers, visit stlukesdiaperbank.org.
2. Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with the Kent District Library to get their students better access to the Internet.
19 KDL branches will now be offering WiFi. Students can access the service right from the parking lot, even after libraries are closed.
In addition to expanded internet access, GRCC is also providing loaner laptops, Wifi hotspots, webcams, and more to students.
3. Maybe a good beer is what you need to launch that vote. "Vote" is actually the name of a beer being launched on Friday by Brewery Vivant and Broad Leaf local beer.
It's an amber lager they created as part of the people power beer campaign, which is an industry-wide effort that began in 2018 to support the American Civil Liberties Union.
More than 100 breweries are participating, each with their own cause.
4. Beer and chocolate lovers rejoice! Yuengling and Hershey's are once again joining forces to make their chocolate porter.
For the first time, fans can enjoy the beer in bottles from their own home. Two iconic Pennsylvania brands released a draft version of the beer in 2019.
The specially brewed beer blends Yuengling's dark porter with Hershey's chocolate, caramel, and malts for a smooth finish.
It's available in bottles and drafts in 22 states while supplies last.
Fans can go to yuengling.com to find a retailer near them that sells it.
5. It's National Chewing Gum Day!
Chewing gum goes back more than 5,000 years, and it's been used over the years for enjoyment, to deal with hunger and as a breath freshener.
Various early forms included tree bark, tar, sap resin, and wax.
The first commercial chewing gum came out in 1848 and went by the name "The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum." A patent on chewing gum was filed in 1869.