The BGoldN food assistance program offers free, pre-packaged, made-fresh breakfasts and lunches, Monday through Friday for pick-up at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St, Golden, CO 80401. The first come, first served meals are prepared by a rotating schedule of Golden restaurants and picked up by trained volunteers who then distribute the meals in drive-up fashion in front of the school. Meals are intended for people whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and need help.
If you are in need of food assistance, meal pick-up is available at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St. Prepackaged take and go breakfasts & lunches from local restaurants are distributed at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday – Friday (no weekends). Just show up. First come, first-served in drive-up fashion in front of the school.
For those unable to leave the home and in financial stress, email BGoldNcity@gmail.com or call 720-432-5048 with your name, phone number and address. The delivery service is ONLY for those who are UNABLE to leave their homes. Anyone who is underserved and IS ABLE to leave the house will receive their meals at Bell Middle School.
Helps families and individuals who need food assistance by donating to the BGoldN Fund. 100% of donations will cover local restaurant costs for BGoldN and purchasing food for our local food banks.
If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please let us know!
Neighborhood Rehab Project is managing volunteer sign-ups to best maximize the skill sets of those interested in serving our Golden residents and businesses in these unprecedented times.
GOLDEN: March 23, 2020 — Golden Restaurants and Civic Organizations Work Together To Feed People in Need & Support Businesses
BGoldN, an unprecedented public-private-non-profit partnership, launches March 24, 2020, in Golden, Colorado. The program, initiated by Golden Mayor Laura Weinberg, is an innovative, two-pronged approach to stymie the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on local restaurants and help feed residents in need.
First, to aid residents who are financially impacted by the crisis, BGoldN, will provide free nutritious meals for pick-up, twice daily, Monday – Friday. BGoldN will also offer free meals and grocery delivery to people under quarantine and in financial stress.
Second, to support restaurants that are scrambling to keep afloat, BGoldN meals will be prepared by a rotating schedule of Golden restaurants that agree to make the meals at a break-even cost, helping them to keep their doors open and staff employed while under current restrictions that only allow for take-out/delivery.
“Our most immediate need is for people to donate to help support BGoldN. Any financial contribution is a one-two punch because BGoldN offers families in need nutritious foods, and also helps fuel our local restaurants that have a long history of supporting Golden with giveaways and community support. Now, it’s our turn to show them how invaluable they are,” said Weinberg.
The program, which needs more funding from community donations, is getting off the ground thanks to initial financial and logistical support from the City of Golden’s Disaster Relief Fund, the Golden Civic Foundation, the Golden Backpack Program, the Neighborhood Rehab Project, students at the Colorado School of Mines, individual donors, a volunteer committee led by Tyson Noeth, executive director of the Golden Backpack Program, and Golden restaurants led by Café 13/Connects Workspace owner Jen Thoemke.
HOW IT WORKS
The BGoldN program will offer free, pre-packaged, made-fresh breakfasts and lunches, Monday – Friday for pick-up at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St, Golden, CO 80401. The first come, first served meals will be prepared by a rotating schedule of Golden restaurants, picked up by trained volunteers who will then distribute the meals in drive-up fashion in front of the school. Meals are intended for people whose livelihoods have been impacted by the crisis and need help.
“The initial outpouring of community support in this very difficult season has been astonishing,” said Noeth. “We have received hundreds of requests to volunteer and thousands of dollars in monetary and food donations, all in a few days’ time. We are hopeful this will continue so BGoldN can support our community as long as there’s a need.”
“The challenges we face can only be overcome by working together,” said Weinberg, who spearheaded the effort to create BGoldN. “I am so proud that our Golden community has come together so quickly to create a lifeline to help us through these uncertain times.”
Participating restaurants include: Cafe 13, Windy Saddle Cafe, D’Deli, Nosu Ramen, Buffalo Rose, Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse, Launch Espresso . Food . Spirits, Mr. Miners Meats &Cheese, Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza and Bonfire Burritos.
Noted Thoemke, “All participating BGoldN restaurants also offer standard pick-up, curbside and/or delivery. It is vital the Golden community supports their favorite restaurants by continuing to patronize them during these next few months.” A list of restaurants offering take-out in Golden is available on VisitGolden.com.