Hopkins’ company saves law enforcement thank you dinner from running out of food

HOPKINS, Mich. — A law enforcement appreciation dinner hosted by local businesses in Allegan County saw a bigger turnout than expected.

At Hopkins, it’s all about community. This proved true when a local business saved an event from running out of food.

“When you hear about something like this, you tend to jump up because you want to help,” said Nick Price, owner of Main Street Bakery.

Main Street Bakery in Hopkins is a family business started by Nick Price and his mother in 2018.

“Everyone comes in. We all know everyone by name. It’s not because we’re special. It’s because we’re a tight-knit community,” Price said.

With a tight-knit community like that, Price said you step in when you can.

That’s why he said he offered 20 pounds of beef and gravy tips as a donation when he was approached for a thank you dinner for local law enforcement.

“We didn’t really need recognition for that. It was just our way of participating,” Price said.

Following their donation earlier in the day, they received a call as the event was unfolding. They were told that approximately 450 law enforcement officers and their families showed up for dinner and were running out of food.

“It was important customers. It was an important event. We just knew we had items here because of the catering part that we could do in 30 to 35 minutes. When we got a phone call saying ‘We do you already know have you donated, is there anything you might have? We just thought ‘Give us about half an hour,'” Price said.

Price said he didn’t expect any recognition, but knowing he’s helped his community is the best part.

“It’s so satisfying. It’s exactly why we opened a business like this. We love the community,” Price said.

Main Street Bakery is open Wednesday through Sunday. Click here to see their opening hours.