Taking gourmet food to the homeless
The Colorado Convention Center is big on sustainability and we pride ourselves on our continued efforts. But, the sustainability goes beyond what you can see. Centerplate, the exclusive cater for the Colorado Convention Center and preferred carter for the Denver Performing Arts Complex, is also dedicated to sustainability. Centerplate donates unused food to “We Don’t Waste,” a nonprofit that works with carters, restaurants, food growers and producers.
"Last week, we were feeding 4,000 people breakfast, lunch and dinner," executive Chef Carmen Callo of Centerplate said.
We Don't Waste takes the food the Convention Center won't use and puts it on the tables of people who need it.
"As chefs, part of the reason we love the job to have people enjoy our food, to know that it can go full circle and continue to be enjoyed is great," Callo said.
Before We Don't Waste came about, a large portion of their prepared perishable food was tossed, Callo said.
Today, thanks to Occasions Catering and Centerplate, Preblud, the founder of “We Don’t Waste” is delivering a ton of different fresh food to Father Woody's, a Denver day shelter for the homeless.
For the full story on “We Don’t Waste,” check out the news story from 9News.