Urth Caffe Introduces ‘Feed Our First Responders’ Program – Pasadena Weekendr – Pasadena Now

Pasadena’s popular Urth Caffé will begin raising funds Monday, April 13, under the chain’s “Feed Our First Responders” program for police officers, firefighters and paramedics in their communities. 

Under the program, individual Urth Caffé Lunch Box meals will be delivered to the local fire department and police departments nearest each Southern California Urth branch during the week of April 20, along with Urth’s signature heirloom, organic coffee and desserts, according to an Urth Caffe statement. 

“Our neighbors can donate any dollar amount and Urth Caffé will match every dollar to provide individual Lunch Box meals to as many police officers, firefighters and paramedics as possible,” Shallom Berkman, Urth Caffé co-founder and co-owner, said. 

Each Urth Caffé Lunch Box is prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients sourced directly from as many local, organic, sustainable farms as possible, he added.

Lunches include a choice of Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich, Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich, Sprout Sandwich with Avocado and Hummus (vegan), Grilled Vegetable Sandwich or Chicken Curry Sandwich, along with Urth cookies (organic oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip pecan cookies) and a fresh hand-cut seasonal fruit cup. 

Berkman and wife Jilla, Urth Caffé co-owner, will also serve their signature heirloom, organic coffee and fresh baked desserts at each department.

Donors can contribute to Feed our First Responders on April 13 to 19 at any Urth Caffe branch, online at www.urthcaffe.com, or by calling the café nearest you. 

In Pasadena, Urth Caffé is at 594 E. Colorado Blvd., phone number (626) 844-4644. 

“Thanks to everyone for helping us nourish, care for and show our gratitude to our local heroes,” Berkman says.