Colorado Springs Meals Rescue for Fundraising | life-style

What a difference a year makes. Last year Colorado Springs Food Rescue had a nice public gathering at their Hill Side Hub, 1090 S. Institute St., for its annual fundraiser.

But because of COVID-19, like so many other nonprofits, they have turned and will change the format for the annual event this fall.

The fundraising campaign for the harvest celebration is planned for October 12th to 17th. The week will have dinner at home and will culminate this Saturday with a series of mini harvest house parties. Participation is limited to 10 to 15 ticket holders per party.

“We understand that COVID has negatively impacted many businesses, including the restaurant industry,” said Slade Remington Custer, communications and development manager for the organization.

“For each themed meal, we work with a restaurant in town to serve all of the food for that evening in to-go style. We do not ask restaurants to donate this food. We would like to use this partnership to generate revenue for the restaurant to help them in a time when they may have had less revenue. “

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Tickets will go on sale in the first week of September. Visit: Here is the theme of the dinner:

Monday: Farm to Fork focusing on locally grown food with the potential to focus on local Indian tribes.

Tuesday: vegan or vegetarian night.

Wednesday: dinner with beer and wine.

Thursday: Breakfast for Dianne.

Friday: Indian food with a focus on the Punjab region.

Colorado Springs Food Rescue’s mission is to move excess healthy groceries from local supermarkets, backyard gardens, and cafeterias to more than 20 nonprofit and community food programs.

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The Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 11 S. Tejon St., has happy hour again from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday. There are good deals on groceries including $ 10 shrimp or oyster po ‘boy. Add in a Jax mule for another $ 10 and get ready for a relaxing evening. Details: 357-4554,

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Taste of Douglas County

Mike Boyle, host of the Mike Boyle Restaurant Show and organizer of the Taste of Douglas County event, has weathered the COVID-19 shutdown and will be hosting the tasting event again this year.

Due to social distancing and crowd limitation, the tasting is scaled down and free to the public. Three sessions will be offered on August 20 at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock.

Some of the participating restaurants are Viewhouse Restaurants, Pegasus, Dominos Pizza, Dairy Queen, Chick-Fil-A and Granelli’s Pizza. There is plenty of seating, tasting, and live entertainment in the air-conditioned indoor building. Free parking.

Tickets will be available from August 10th at

No gluten here

IC Bing! Gluten-free baked goods and vegan options can be found at Café and Bakery, 4657 Centennial Blvd. The name translates as “I can’t believe it’s not gluten” as the products taste like traditional baked goods made with normal gluten flour. The opening times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Delivery options available. Details: 299-2350,,

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