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Restaurant Olivia is one of the participants of Operation Family Meal, a program offering free prepared meals and mental health services. Photo by Lucy Beaugard

4 Local Efforts to Feed Laid-Off Hospitality Workers in Need

Nonprofits and local restaurants are stepping up to feed bar, restaurant, and hotel workers who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

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With Colorado’s bars and restaurants closed for at least 30 days, hospitality workers have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of cooks, servers, bartenders, and dishwashers are now out of work and wondering how they will pay rent and buy food in the weeks to come. But their ever-resourceful, always-generous industry is stepping up to help, in myriad ways. Read on for four local initiatives intent on feeding workers who’ve been laid off or had their hours significantly reduced—for free:

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