Food train rolls on at B&B Market


April 3, 2020

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Cloquet Mayor Roger Maki makes a donation to the B&B "food train" from a social distance last week. From the start of the "pay-it-forward food train," B&B Market owners John and Kim Lind have been posting photos of almost every donation to Facebook, crediting each donor. If they don't get a photo, they post names on a list.

B&B Market is the epicenter of giving in the Cloquet area right now, as many residents grapple with losing jobs or income as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to owners John and Kim Lind, it all started last week when Lenny Conklin bought 100 pounds of ground beef to "pay it forward" on Tuesday, March 24. They posted a photo on social media to get the word out, then Tom McConnell from Cloquet Flooring came in and chipped in $500 toward the cause.

The donations have been fast and furious ever since. As of Wednesday, April 1, they'd collected close to $15,000 in donation...

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