Help First Bite feed BVSD Families impacted by the Marshall Fire.

First Bite Food is LoveAs a team of moms we recognize the unique struggle families impacted by the Marshall Fire must be going through — being uprooted, losing everything and dealing with navigating sending kids to school during a global pandemic. Many of these families have found (or are working to find) replacement housing nearby so that their kids can stay in their schools and find some sense of normalcy.

We want to show them some love and community by providing them with gift cards to use at local restaurants when they are needed. We will be distributing bundles of gift cards (valued at $50) to families at the five BVSD (Boulder Valley School District) elementary schools who were most impacted — Coal Creek Elementary, Louisville Elementary, Monarch K-8, Fireside Elementary, and Superior Elementary.

Donating a gift card to a local restaurant allows families to use them when it is convenient for them and financially fuels the restaurant economy. Even as they have been navigating their own winding path over the last few years, restaurant employees and owners have still been the first to stand up and offer a hand whenever they were able. The Food is Love Campaign helps both the families and restaurants simultaneously.

Can you help feed these families?
In the weeks to come, the magnitude of the work to rebuild their homes, complete insurance paperwork and grieve the upheaval of their lives is going to be heavy. The eagerness we all feel to help now, will be very needed still in a few weeks. So let’s feed them.

Donate to the Food is Love Campaign

Society Insurance has generously committed to match the first $3000 in donations.

Society Insurance

Gift cards will be purchased from the First Bite Annual Partner Restaurants:

  • Ash’Kara
  • Bohemian Biergarten
  • Cafe Aion
  • Corrida
  • Dagabi Tapas Bar
  • The Empire Lounge & Restaurant
  • Fringe, A Well-Taped Eatery
  • Japango
  • OAK at Fourteenth
  • T/ACO
  • Zucca Italian Ristorante

$12,900 Raised Towards Our $25,000 Goal

52%

as of 1/31/22

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. All money will be directed to purchasing these gift cards from the restaurants and the receiving families. Please note a 3% credit card processing fee will be added to the price of the gift card.

These gift cards have no expiration date and can be used at the recipients discretion.

Families impacted by the Marshall Fire within the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD): Coal Creek Elementary, Louisville Elementary, Monarch K-8, Fireside Elementary, and Superior Elementary will be eligible to receive these gift cards.
No application is necessary to be eligible for the program. They will be spread to those interested through the schools PTO in an equitable fashion.

Gift cards are eligible for purchase from January 10th – January 31st, 2022. You can purchase them on the First Bite website.

We are not accepting outside gift cards for this program, however you can find businesses taking gift card donations through the Disaster Assistance Center.

At this time, participation is limited to the restaurants currently part of our Annual Partner Restaurant Program.

First Bite will be working with the Parent Teacher Organization in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) at Coal Creek Elementary. We suggest making sure your family’s school knows that you are rebuilding after the fire and they will be sure to include you as an interested participant when the gift cards are distributed.

Absolutely! Boulder County Wildfire Fund, City of Boulder, City of Louisville and Town of Superior all have dedicated pages with information and resources linking to a variety of funds and donation centers who would love help.