Covid-19 Response & Resources
The Slow Food Denver team members are working remotely and our office is closed during this unsettling time. But we are hard at work to support our local food system. Community is at the heart of Slow Food, and at the heart of our food system. Thus, we are working alongside our food system partners to support our farmers and ranchers, members of the restaurant and hospitality industry, and those facing food insecurity.
In line with the CDC and City of Denver recommendations, we are postponing all in-person events until further notice, including our Spring fundraiser dinner, and our Cooking from the Garden classes are on hold until schools re-open. We will keep you informed of any updates or changing news.
With all that said, yesterday was the first day of Spring (welcomed in true Colorado-style with a winter storm) – flowers are blooming, seeds are ready to be sown, the soil is waking up, and the onset of the food-producing season is here. Join us to Plant a Seed and continue to support biodiversity in gardens, on farms and at school and tune into Slow Food Live – a series to share stories, recipes, workshops and practices for you at home!
What You Can Do to Support your Food Community
Support your farmers and ranchers:
- Sign up for a CSA
- Order a veggie share box through Boulder County Farmers Markets
- Visit a farm nearest you for fresh produce, meats, and discover how best you can support them
Support your independent restaurant community and foodservice workers
- The Independent Restaurant Coalition helps independent restaurants get immediate COVID-19 relief
- Help keep local restaurants and food businesses afloat by ordering takeout and/or delivery (search #ColoradoCurbside on Instagram) or purchasing a gift card from your favorite spot.
Support those facing food insecurity
- Donate, help out, or seek help through Colorado Restaurant Response – a team of Denver restaurants serving unemployed service workers and other food insecure families.
- Donate money, food and/or other items to these 6 organizations feeding the food insecure.
- Donate to the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network to support home-bound families and elderly in need.
- City of Denver Emergency Food Resources
- Ensure COVID-19 Aid Gets to Farmers and Food Systems Today from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
- How COVID-19 is affecting food access in Colorado
- The impact of COVID-19 on farmers markets nationwide
- The global impact of COVID-19 on food and agriculture
- Denver Economic Relief Plan for residents and local businesses
- Metro Denver restaurants open for takeout and delivery March 2020
This page is routinely updated as new resources become available.