About Full Battle Rattle Deli
Full Battle Rattle Deli employs veterans who have received training through our Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is our mission is to support the veteran community by providing both camaraderie and job training to those veterans facing homelessness, unemployment and who struggle with transitioning into civilian life.
About Michael Gropper
After leaving Denver Public Schools as a Special Education teacher for 13 years, Michael, a proud 8-year US Army vet who served as a Food Service Specialist, decided it was time to fulfill his dream of being a vet serving other vets in need. He formed the two businesses at the same time – Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans and Full Battle Rattle Deli – to work hand in hand to both prevent vets from experiencing homelessness in the Denver community and also provide them with a meaningful and fulfilling career.
Irving Hale Veteran Organization of the Year award
Michael was a recipient of the Irving Hale Veteran Organization of the Year award. The award was presented by VFW Post 1 as part of their 121st Founders celebration.
Colorado’s 244th Engineer Battalion
Michael also received a plaque from Colorado’s 244th Engineer Battalion for supporting their troops and mission with meals.
Full Battle Rattle Deli Classified as a 'Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business'
Fox 31 Denver
US Army Veteran Invests in Food Truck to Help Other Veterans in Denver, Pandemic Halts Business
May 22, 2020
LinkedIn – Alex Cooper
What Ingredients Make an Entrepreneur Sandwich?
February 17, 2020
Michael Gropper: Full Battle Rattle Deli and Cullinary Bootcamp for Vets
November 11, 2019
Fox 31 Denver
Food Truck Friday with Full Battle Rattle Deli
November 4, 2019
CBS Denver Channel 4
‘Not Just A Food Truck… Vehicle For Change’: Full Battle Rattle Deli Owner Hires, Trains Veterans
November 1, 2019
Mix 104.3 FM
Colorado Veteran Starts Food Truck to Help Other Veterans
October 15, 2019
Denver Channel 7
Aurora Veteran Says He Hopes to Use Food Truck to Help Fellow Veterans
October 14, 2019
Food Truck Launching Monday Aims to Serve Sandwiches, Help Veterans Find Work
October 10, 2019