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Cindy: Food Service Hard On Families

As a restaurant reviewer for several local publications, Kevin Finch thought he’d found a recipe that combined his greatest passions. “I love food and I love to write. I also love people,” he said. But what he saw and heard while writing about area restaurants were a lot of disenfranchised, hurting people. The food service industry is the largest industry in the nation. It also has the highest rate of drug and alcohol abuse, Finch said. “The divorce rate is pretty high, as well,” he said. “I don’t think it’s just the largest industry in the country – it’s also the toughest. It can be a cauldron of stress”/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.

Question: What food service jobs have you worked?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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