New project seeks to provide 200K meals to front-line hospital workers

Fuel Hope Kitchen, a project launched by several individuals across the state, is working to serve meals to health care workers and their families in outlying areas of Colorado.

Formerly known as Fuel Denver Frontlines, the project has launched operations in a matter of days to prepare thousands of meals in donated kitchen space, while Shamrock Foods is distributing the packaged meals across the state. The work is being funded by a grant from The Tuchman Family Foundation, along with the support of Centura Health and other donors.

Fuel Hope Kitchen will deliver about 6,000 low-cost meals on a weekly basis — every Wednesday and Friday — to Centura Health hospitals located in Pueblo, Frisco, Colorado Springs and Cañon City. The goal is to deliver the 200,000 meals by spring.

The focus has been redirected to these areas because “they are overlooked, but are in just as much need as a Denver-metro hospital,” according to a news release from Fuel Hope Kitchen.

The initiative also has allowed Birdcall, a Colorado restaurant group that serves chicken sandwiches, to rehire their employees and reposition them in various roles.

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco will soon be added to Fuel Hope Kitchen’s delivery schedule. Those interested in donating to the fund or learning more may visit

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