Top chefs from around Denver poured their hearts and souls into a charity bake sale over the weekend, raising $25,000 for abortion provider Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
What are the details?
The event was organized by a restaurant called The Populist, which saw customers lining up — with some waiting over an hour — to make donations even after the baked goods were all sold out. 303 Magazine promoted the “star-studded” affair, emphasizing that “one hundred percent of the proceeds” would benefit Planned Parenthood “due to the recent struggle for women’s rights across the nation.”
Executive chef and organizer Theo Adley boasted to the Denver Post, “It was a moment of tremendous empowerment for all who were there. This was a demonstration of solidarity from the Colorado hospitality industry’s support of women’s rights, reproductive rights and fundamental human rights.”
Despite the fundraiser’s success, not everyone was impressed. Denver Post columnist Krista Kafer noted on Twitter, “Denver’s top chefs are holding a bake sale for an organization that kills more than 300,000 children each year.”
Another Denver Post follower on social media called the roster of 16 participating restaurants a “super helpful alphabetical list of where not to eat in the Denver area.”
The Populist isn’t the first to organize a bake sale for the nation’s premier abortion provider. In May, New York pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz raised nearly $100,000 for Planned Parenthood in her third annual event, Grub Street reported.
Not that Planned Parenthood is short on cash. According to the National Review, the organization held more than $1.6 billion in net assets at the end of the 2016-17 fiscal year.