United Way Announces Launch of Flavor of Pueblo Restaurant and Experience Week, Seeks Restaurants, Businesses to Participate

Pueblo County will soon be host to the Flavor of Pueblo Restaurant and Experience Week, taking place April 11 - 17. Patterned after similar events held throughout the country, the Flavor of Pueblo Restaurant and Experience Week aims to spotlight the many vibrant and diverse eateries and rich food culture the Pueblo community is known for. The campaign has a dual goal to also encourage the public to safely get out and play by experiencing Pueblo’s small businesses and attractions.

The effort is designed to help restaurants and businesses gain exposure through various promotions and attract new patrons through experiencing their food and activity or store. Participation is open to all restaurants from casual spots to five-star dining establishments and businesses who wish to provide an offer to potential patrons. To simplify the process, participating restaurants are not required to create a separate menu but can develop a Flavor of Pueblo special to be offered during the week if they choose. A list of participating locations will be continuously updated at www.pueblounitedway.org/restaurantexperienceweek

“We are excited to bring the Pueblo community together to support our incredible food and beverage scene as well as our small businesses, museums, and local attractions as a subset of our Flavor of Pueblo flagship event,” stated Bianca Hicks, United Way of Pueblo County director of marketing, events, and initiatives. “We know these groups have been hit hard during the pandemic, we hope we can shine a light their way and that this week is something that sticks around for a long time to celebrate our Pueblo gems.” Plans are in development for the Flavor of Pueblo in-person event that has been postponed until early summer.

Interested restaurants, establishments, and businesses are currently sought to join as participants. Additional information and establishment registration can be found at www.pueblounitedway.org/restaurantexperienceweek. Additional questions may be directed to bianca@pueblounitedway.org or 719-225-8580, option 3.



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About United Way of Pueblo County
United Way of Pueblo County works to develop donor resources to improve the quality of life for the people of Pueblo County. Last year, the more than 55 different health and human programs funded by United Way provided over 188,000 units of service to those in need.  Over the past 98 years UWPC has raised over $49,000,000 in campaign funds alone. To date, UWPC has provided $213,000 in support to 30 nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to campaign fundraising, United Way also administers the El Pomar Community Problem Solving Fund, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and operates the United Way Middle School Mentoring Program and Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Visit UWPC’s website for a complete listing of the many organizations who receive funding and to find out how you can help through giving or volunteering www.pueblounitedway.org and like us www.facebook.com/unitedwayofpueblocounty