For the last few days, the team at the Squeaky Bean along with chef Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class and an army of volunteers, have been working hard to prepare Thanksgiving meals for 6,000 needy people. This is a tradition that began in 1985 at Rosa Linda's, the Bean's first landlord and neighbor at its original location in LoHi. Josh Olsen and Johnny Ballen, co-owners of The Squeaky Bean, recreated the event, calling it the "Feed" event, in partnership with We Don't Waste and other charities. The groups are still in need of monetary contributions, which can be made online here.
Paul C. Reilly, Aileen V. Reilly and the teams at beast + bottle and Coperta have just announced a Holiday Food Drive in partnership with Metro Caring. From Friday, November 25 to Friday, December 30, any guest that brings in 5 non-perishable food items will receive a token redeemable for a FREE glass of wine selected by the sommelier, with purchase of food. Guests can drop off the non-perishable goods during business hours at Beast + Bottle (719 East 17th Avenue) or Coperta (400 East 20th Avenue) in Denver's Uptown neighborhood. The teams at beast and Coperta will hand-deliver the donated food to Metro Caring throughout the season.