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New membership plan unveiled

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

2014 will be a year of major strides forward for the OWEE network of friends and café operators. One is the creation of a pay-what-you-can membership plan to formalize the existing connections between the network of cafes and OWEE, whose model most cafes are based on. Options are available Individual, Affiliate and Full memberships. Join us! Read more...

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Healthy World Cafe finds permanent home

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

After operating temporarily in a church and as an event pop-up, Healthy World Cafe of York, Pa., signs lease on a downtown location. The cafe will open this summer. Read more  ...

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ComUnity promoted by Hello Jackson

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

One of OWEE’s newest community cafes is ComUnity in Jackson, Tenn.  Check out this write up by Hello Jackson web...

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Hospitals dealing with hunger as a health issue

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

From U.S. News and World Report on Feb. 13… One could call Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica hospital system a good neighbor. The non-profit is a driving force in building a new $1.5 million fresh produce-filled grocery store in one of the city’s so-called food deserts. Last year, ProMedica reclaimed tens of thousands of pounds of unserved food from a local casino; its 12 hospitalsin northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan repacked it into some 50,000 meals for hungry individuals. Read...

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Earth911 interview with Denise

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

Check out “Q&A: The Community Café Model of Adjustable Portions, Prices” posted Feb. 5, 2014 by Earth911: More Ideas, Less Waste...

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Look, cafes around the world…

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

Check out this article from The...

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Great 2014 Summit

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Home Page, News | 0 comments

The 2014 Summit in Austin, Texas, Jan. 18-20 was a huge success! Thanks go to the more than 75 people who participated — from recently opened and long-time  cafes who shared their success stories, to newcomers who shared their passions and questions for the group. Keynote speakers Jeremy Everett from the Texas Hunger Coalition and JoAnn Salamone from Panera Cares provided moving insight into the need for community and how to create dignity for all. See photos from the...

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