Restaurant Week: Proceeds from Halo Burger's 'Boom Boom Burger' will help Flint Water Fund

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FLINT (WJRT) - (05/12/18) - You can satisfy a craving while helping out a worthy cause at the same time. Halo Burger has teamed up with the United Way of Genesee County to help provide safe water to people still dealing with the man-made public health crisis that is the Flint Water Emergency.

Halo Burger will donate $1 from every Boom Boom Burger sold to the Flint Water Fund.

Jamie Gaskin, executive director of the United Way of Genesee County, says they are raising about $20,000 a week in that fund. That money goes directly to the food bank. It costs about $3,400 for each semi-truck load of water, which goes to three help centers open in Flint.

"I think the challenge is, there's no way for us to make up the supply that the city had, which was about 10 trucks a day."

Gaskin says six to eight trucks is more realistic for them.

The Boom Boom Burger was created by Halo Burger especially for restaurant week, which runs from Tuesday to Saturday. It has bacon, American cheese, Halo Petals and boom boom sauce on it.

They're also featuring Kickin Strips, Michigan Cherry Boston Cooler and Halo Petals for restaurant week.

Check out the video to hear more from Jamie Gaskin and Halo Burger's community relations manager Megan Ahejew.



 
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