By donating to Frontline Foods you provide meals from local restaurants to our heroic frontline workers. Help keep your favorite Denver restaurant open.
We are partnered with World Central Kitchen, a 501c3 organization, which shares our heart by using the power of food to strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond.
Donations are 100% tax deductible and are processed through World Central Kitchen.
Since launching in late March, Frontline Foods Denver and our restaurant partners have delivered over 14,000 meals to 16 frontline teams in Denver.
$50 - Feeds a team of ~3
$100 - Feeds a team of ~6
$500 - Feeds a small ER/ICU Department
$1,000 - Feeds a large ER/ICU Department
$5,000 - Provides a daily meal for ~50 frontline workers for one week or feeds the entire Denver Fire Department for one day
Brittany Myers Lead Organizer | Samantha Myers & Meredith Miller Restaurant Partnerships | Rachael Weesner & Kelsey Winters Frontline Outreach and Partnerships | Nick Aufiero Design | Kelsey Schwab Marketing | with additional support from Catherine Fei, and many others!
Will my donation be tax-deductible?
Yes! World Central Kitchen is a registered 501(c)(3). They will collect donations on our behalf in an account specifically designated for Denver.
Does Frontline Foods keep any of my donations?
No. We are 100% volunteer-run.
Can I designate my donation to pay for a meal from a specific restaurant, or to benefit a specific Denver hospital?
No. To be as efficient as possible, we aren’t able to do this. But we can assure you that 100% of your money is used to support local Denver restaurants and Denver caregivers.
My company offers a gift match benefit. How do I make sure my matching funds go to Denver?
Matching gifts should be sent to World Central Kitchen and should reference “For credit to the Frontline Foods DENVER account”. Please note that corporate matching dollars often take three or more months to pay out. This is a fast-moving situation—if corporate match dollars arrive after the COVID crisis has eased up, the funds will be used to support the national Frontline Foods network to prepare for future crisis response efforts. How are restaurants selected to participate?
Since launching on March 24th, we've heard from many restaurants and catering businesses who are eager to help. Our goal is to work with as many of you as our funding allows.
How are restaurants selected to participate?
Since launching on March 29th, we've heard from many restaurants and catering businesses who are eager to help. Our goal is to work with as many of you as our funding allows.
Are you reaching out to women and minority owned businesses?
Yes! We are eager to bring resources to women and minority owned businesses. We’re intentionally working to get the word out to these communities, but we can’t do it alone. Please share, post, and forward this site to as many restaurants as you can.
How do you pick which frontline teams to work with?
We’re eager to work with frontline teams across the Greater Denver area impacted by the COVID crisis. If you’re affiliated with a Denver medical facility or another essential worker group and would like to bring our program to your team, please reach out to us.
Who counts as “frontline” staff?
We’re focused on serving meals to hospital staff most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Usually that means the doctors, nurses, CNAs, techs, and custodial staff in the Emergency Department or ICU. But COVID-19 has put our entire hospital system under tremendous stress, and our caregivers' lives have become extremely complex, even if they don’t directly care for patients suffering from COVID-19. As we expand, we'd like to serve other frontline workers impacted by COVID, such as paramedics, and first responders.