Thank you for your interest in supporting the EAT Café.
The Café's initial start-up expenses were supported through grant funding from the Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation. Ongoing operating costs must be met through our café operations, additional grants and other funding, and in-kind support. There are many ways you can make a contribution to support our work and mission. Please see below:
Dine with us:
By coming to the cafe for a meal, you are providing critical support to the EAT Café. By dining at the cafe you not only supports us financially, but you also help us to improve our model, build community, and inspire and advise others to adopt a similar approach to restaurant operations. By bringing others with you to the cafe and spreading the word about our work, you also help ensure that we succeed in this work.
The pay-what-you-can model of the EAT Café is based on the understanding that some may not be able to afford a meal while others may be able to pay extra to help offset the cost of someone else’s meal. These extra contributions, whether as a few dollars at the end of meal at the cafe, or through an online donation or check, are tax deductible contributions that ensure the EAT Café meets our mission of providing meals for all members of the community.
To make a financial donation by credit card, please go to our online donation page.
To make a financial donation by check, please contact Victoria Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-359-6236 for additional instructions.
If you want to volunteer your time and skills to support the Café, please contact Callie Perrone at 267-359-6249 or email@example.com to discuss your interest and skillset. Please note that our volunteer opportunities within the cafe itself are limited, particularly due to constraints of public health code. We also value and prioritize our ability to offer paid positions to the local community. Areas where there is opportunity for volunteers to support the cafe include: greeter, community outreach, website and social media support, fundraising, event planning, and special event staffing as needed.
During start-up and throughout ongoing operations, there are many opportunities for businesses, corporations and others to make in-kind donations. If you are interested in making a donation of goods or services to the EAT Café (such as smallwares, commercial services, food sourcing, etc.), please contact Callie Perrone at 267-359-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.