The Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club created the Grub for Scrubs project to serve meals to hospital staff as they worked tirelessly to help coronavirus patients. With the stay at home order, designed to help slow the growth of the pandemic, hospital cafeterias closed. The Rotary Club decided to help by providing free meals to thank our frontline medical workers and allow them to focus on fighting the virus. Rotary Club members picked up the individually packaged meals and delivered them to the hospital personnel.
“Thanks to donations from the community, reduced cost meals from area restaurants, and support from members of the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club, 250 meals were served to Rose Hospital, the Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Medical Campus Emergency Department,” said Sarah Werner who serves on the Grub for Scrubs committee. “Restaurants participating in this effort included Subway, Delectable Catering, and The Milwaukee Street Tavern.”
Werner reached out to Glendale Chamber COO Jeff Allen for advice on who might be able to prepare meals that could be microwaved. So often, delivery such as pizza, although helpful, does not lend itself for workers to eat on their own time or pace. Allen directed them to contact Delectable Catering, a proud Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce member, that happened to have microwaveable bowls they had started doing during this Covid-19 pandemic. “We are here for our members during the good times and the bad,” said Allen. “We will never stop advocating and promoting our members whether it be word of mouth, the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle, or social media. We are always striving to add value for our members and this was one way that we achieved that.”
Delectable Catering is a Colorado local breakfast, lunch, and special events catering company serving and delivering to the Denver-metro area. Originally known as Delectable Egg Catering, they have expanded and obtained their own location in Glendale formerly occupied by Bistro Boys Catering.
The Rotary Club’s most recent delivery to Rose Hospital was very well received. The Milwaukee Street Tavern in Denver and Delectable Catering in Glendale provided 50 delicious hot meals at a reduced cost to the Club.
In addition to the Grub for Scrubs project, the Club is also financially supporting food distribution through local institutions including The Food Bank of the Rockies, Metro Caring, and the Salvation Army and made a delivery of fresh produce to the Kavod Senior Center last month, which helped to provide over 240 bags of food to the residents. As the economy begins to reopen, the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club will shift focus to the issue of food security for the many people in our community who have lost their jobs and do not have enough food for themselves and their families.
For more information on Delectable Catering, visit www.delectablecatering.com or call 303-934-0003. Delectable Catering is located at 4291 E. Mississippi Ave., in Glendale. For more on The Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club, visit www.cherrycreekrotary.org.