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We're Open Colorado: Phantom Canyon to donate meals to those who need them

Posted at 5:43 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 09:49:39-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.

In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.

Similarly, businesses hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.

This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.

This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.

With all of this in mind, let's take a look at Phantom Canyon which is now working to donate meals to those in the Colorado Springs community.

The restaurant/brewery that has been a local landmark for so long has launched a campaign that they are calling Extra Helpings.

According to their website, for every to-go or delivery order that comes in, Phantom Canyon will deliver a free meal to help someone in the community.

"What we're trying to accomplish is just being there because we have the capability of being so," stated Charles Mcmanus, head brewer for the restaurant.

The brewery's website also is hosting a nomination form, so that the community can indicate and determine where these meals should go or are needed the most.

"Why not give something back to the community that keeps us afloat right now," said James Bushart, the general manager.

"The community needs this right now and we want to be a part of the healing process," finished Mcmanus.

Currently Phantom Canyon does not have a cap on how many meals they plan to donate, but would love to be able to send out a large quantity, even citing 200 inside of a week as a goal. They hope to deliver their meal donations on Wednesdays.

If you know of a business that is working to find innovative ways to keep operating while also working to help the community, email us at news@koaa.com.