By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 16, 2023 at 3:03 PM

It’s blustery and snowy today, but the warmth will be palpable tomorrow (Feb. 17) at Blue Collar Coffee Co., 523 Milwaukee St. in Delafield.

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day, the cafe has partnered up with Cushing Elementary School to bring a bit of kindness to every customer's day.

Purchase a cup of coffee (or any hot beverage) at Blue Collar on Friday, Feb. 17 and you’ll be treated to not only a warming beverage, but a one-of-a-kind coffee sleeve that’s been decorated by students from Cushing, complete with encouraging words and whimsical artwork that’s sure to make you smile.

While you’re there, contribute to the spirit of the day by contributing your own random act of kindness. Just head over to the Pay It Forward Wall, where you can fill out a card and pre-pay for a drink for a friend or random stranger, which they can redeem on their next visit.  

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.