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Shuttered Cherry Cricket Launches Community Food Drive

Bring canned beans to the iconic Cherry Creek spot

Cherry Cricket
Cherry Cricket

Denver’s iconic burger joint, Cherry Cricketclosed its doors temporarily due to a fire before Thanksgiving, but the staff still wants to roll up its sleeves and contribute time, energy, and goods to the community.

On Wednesday, January 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cherry Cricket employees are hosting Cherry Cricket Cares, a food drive benefiting Metro Caring, Denver’s leading organization working towards hunger prevention and food waste reduction.

Meet the Cricket and Metro Caring folks in the Cherry Cricket parking lot at 2641 E 2nd Avenue where they will be collecting non-perishable food items. What to bring? Here’s a list of suggested donation items:

Canned Beans

Dry Beans

Peanut Butter (or other nut butters)

Rolled Oats

Canned Fruit (in juice, not in light or heavy syrup)

Canned Vegetables (with no or low sodium)

Low-Sodium Soups

Canned Tuna (in water)

Canned Chicken

Brown Rice


Nuts (unsalted)

Seeds (unsalted)

Shelf Stable Milk / Milk Substitutes

Whole Grain Pasta

Low-Sodium Pasta Sauce

Popcorn Kernals (not microwaveable popcorn)

Canned Stews

Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cold Cereals

Olive or Canola Oil

Canned Tomatoes

Dried Fruits (no sugar added)


Chicken / Beef / Vegetable Broths & Stock

Cans of Tuna

Boxes of Whole Wheat Pasta

Bottle of Cooking Oil (canola or olive)

Bags of Rice

Cans of Corn

Cherry Cricket

2641 East 2nd Avenue, , CO 80206 (303) 322-7666 Visit Website