Category Archives: Food

Press Release: Mario’s Pizza – Berea, KY

January 11, 2019, Berea – Mario’s Pizza was informed on January 8th that a non-kitchen staff member tested positive for Hepatitis A.  Hepatitis A is typically transmitted in restaurants from food handlers that do not properly wash their hands.  The chances of someone contracting the virus from a non-kitchen staff member is very low, but Mario’s wants to be transparent about the incident.

The infected employee was released from service and all current staff members have been vaccinated for Hepatitis A. The Madison County Health Department has been extremely helpful with the handling of this incident and will continue to work with Mario’s to ensure a safe eating environment.  A post-incident inspection, January 9th, awarded Mario’s a score of 95%.

All future staff members, including non-kitchen staff, will be vaccinated upon employment to avoid any future incidents.  Owners Jimmy and Brenda Upton thank you for your support of this family-owned, local icon, that has been serving the Berea community for over 40 years and are available to answer questions about Mario’s Pizza.  Madison County Health Department Officials April Whitaker and Sabrina Hall are also available to answer any question concerning this incident.

Mario’s Pizza 859-986-2331

April Whitaker, EPI Nurse 859-626-4265

Sabrina Hall 859-626-4234

KentuckyOne Health Teams up With God’s Pantry Food Bank to Provide Food to Patients in Need

KentuckyOne Health has teamed up with God’s Pantry Food Bank to fund a pilot program that will provide immediate food assistance for patients in emergent need at Saint Joseph London and Saint Joseph Berea. As part of the partnership, KentuckyOne Health will have food baskets on hand at the two facilities, as well two health clinics in London and one health clinic in Berea. Continue reading KentuckyOne Health Teams up With God’s Pantry Food Bank to Provide Food to Patients in Need

Third Annual Food Drive

Richmond Police Dpt.

The Richmond Police Department in partnership with Walmart in Richmond will be conducting its 3rd annual food drive. We have a Richmond Police cruiser parked outside Walmart that is ready to stock full of food that is purchased and donated by our community to help others. All proceeds will go to God’s Outreach to help those in need. We will be running the food drive through the remainder of the holiday season and fill our cruiser with as much food as it will hold. When it is full, we will unload it into a truck and then hopefully fill it up again. To help, go to Walmart in Richmond and drop off any non-perishable goods in the bin located at the front of the grocery entrance, and we will do the rest! Continue reading Third Annual Food Drive