Hi friends!
It’s a very special thing being able to help so many people in this incredibly difficult and challenging time.
I have seen a significant and inspiring number of organizations and people in our community step up and help our most vulnerable neighbors — both housed and those experiencing homelessness. As difficult as this time is, there are many glimpses of hope seen throughout Englewood. Groups are coming together to create ways to help the elderly, the impoverished, and anyone affected by this crisis. We have community members calling the cafe everyday asking about ways they can pitch in — it’s pretty dang cool and very inspiring.
We’re handing out 60+ free meals, Tuesday-Saturday. About 20% of these meals are going to our regular customers experiencing homelessness who would ordinarily volunteer for a meal. Now our free meal program is also being used by families and those who have lost their jobs due to the Covid crisis.
People are giving me hope. I see it in all the gracious people coming to get meals; through the crazy amount of people wanting to help those who really need it right now; through so many people in our community putting programs in place in such a short period of time. We have received a tremendous amount of support from our community through this wild time–through financial donations, social media, and people ordering takeout.
Thank you for being part of our community. It’s because of you that we’re able to do what we can for the many who are in need right now.
Boo Crosby
CAFE 180 manager
p.s., Our cafe’s founder started a new nonprofit venture called SHYFT at Mile High. Their mission is to provide people from all walks of life with classes and programs proven to reduce stress, heal trauma, and create connection. Like the cafe, these are offered to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Learn more by signing up for their newsletter or follow them on Instagram/Facebook/YouTube.