Westminster restaurant gives back to Adams 12 School District families by donating food

Posted at 4:34 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 19:43:00-04

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Tiffany Harris and her husband own Renegade Burrito in Westminster. Because of the novel coronavirus, she says many in her community have been in need of a helping hand.

"We have a lot of friends who have lost jobs, we have a lot of members in our community who need help and are worried about feeding the kids," Harris said.

At the same time, Carolyn Gdowski says she was working on ways to bring that help to families.

"There’s families in our district that I knew that when COVID hit, even with the help from an amazing organization called Food for Hope and the Adams 12 partnership that they have in providing breakfast and lunches for families, I knew that there were significant families out there with needs that cannot sustain," Gdowski said.

Gdowski called her friend Harris for help with buying food in bulk. First, Harris says she was questioning whether it was in their resources to help at all.

"My first response when she was asking about bulk food was and ordering from our restaurant I thought, I’d really love to donate this right now but we’re in a really bad position as well," Gdowski said.

In the end, Harris' decision to take the hit and donate rice and beans, led people on social media to also want to help.

One person bought more than 100 burritos for people who were at Studio School picking up laptops for online learning, an example of everyone doing their part to make sure their neighbors aren't forgotten.