Our Community of Community Cafes
One World Everybody Eats members benefit from several programs and resources.
Our Programs and Resources
The 2020 Annual Summit of Community Cafes will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from Friday, January 17 - Monday, January 20, 2020.
We are working to coordinate a full and exciting agenda of activities, including a pay-what-you-can meal, stimulating keynote speakers, expert trainers from local universities and nonprofits, panel discussions featuring veteran cafe operators, a celebration dinner, and plenty of time for networking.
Additional information coming soon.
OWEE Guide to Starting a Community Cafe
Our 80-page manual OWEE Guide to Starting a Community Cafe offers a clear description of how to begin. The author, Rev. Dr. Chris May, was a founding board member of both One World Everybody Eats and F.A.R.M. Cafe in Boone, NC. She has researched the pay-what-you-can model, and teaches non-profit management at Appalachian State University.
Document Knowledge Base
OWEE maintains an online library of resources for member cafes. The organization is building a database of operational information and statistics from across the network, which will demonstrate benefits, impact, and gaps in performance.
Because the pay-what-you-can community cafe concept is relatively new and uncommon, it is important to share ideas in a safe place. Our facebook discussion group allows cafe operators and key employees to engage, work through challenges, and celebrate successes.