What can others do to help?
When we started this, we thought we would give it a week to see if we could make it go – would we be able to get funding? If not, we’d go bankrupt trying, but we would go out with a bang! We did get donations and funding and within the first week had secured enough to keep going.
What people can do to help:
1) Help us identify anyone that has been overlooked – the food insecure that need assistance. This is not a food crisis, but an economic crisis. Food may be available, but not within reach, financially, for some.
2) Funding. All donations to DMEFN are tax-deductible. Donate,
3) Sourcing. Introductions to farms and others that have product that can help us keep the cost per meal down, so we can produce more and service more.
What has been the most rewarding experience during the response to the public health crisis in Denver?
Knowing this incredible network that has come together to help. We are feeding people that would otherwise go without a meal. People are having a rough time, they are scared and we can help people right now. I think it is seeing people step up in a big way, stretching beyond the normal day-to-day activities to help.
I am very grateful to Serendipity Catering, you guys are having a rough time too, but you have been so supportive and I want to say “thank you” to all of you.