Nearly 100 volunteers deliver pizza to health clinics, hospitals and fire stations

Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 23:10:07-04

DENVER — DENVER — Anthony’s Pizza has been a part of Jennifer Mann’s life for years since her father opened it in 1987.

"It’s kind of our little stamp on Denver, Colorado," Mann said. "I was born and raised in these pizza restaurants."

Mann said her family business was forced to scale back because of the coronavirus.

"One of our other restaurants has been closed, the original Anthony’s has been closed since March 23," Mann said.

But for just one day, Mann says she and her employees had their biggest order yet: 500 pizzas.

"We’ve been prepping for this whole week extra sauce, dough, there’s multiple people behind the scenes," Mann said.

All handed out to frontline workers.

The hundreds of pizzas made possible because of a $12,000 donation to Urban Outreach Denver.

Dental Assistant Manager at Colorado Coalition for Homeless, Shannon Merwin, says seeing the support people continue to give frontline workers is heart warming.

"Incredible," Merwin said. "You can’t see right now, I have goosebumps going up and down my arms. Everybody has been working out there so hard just to know that there are people out there supporting us and thankful and recognizing."