One World Everybody Eats announces today the addition of Julie Williams as Board President, Thomas Brown as Board Vice-President, Donnell Jones-Craven as Board Secretary, and Erica Cunningham as Board Treasurer as the organization seeks to expand. And with deep appreciation for over 14 years of service, Denise Cerreta will transition from Board President to Board Advisor. Deb Casini Klein will also transition from Board Secretary to Board Advisor. And Fred Miller will continue as Director Emeritus.
One World Everybody Eats Cafe, Drexell and Honeybee’s in Brewton Alabama, was featured on ‘Simply Alabama’ Television Show. The show journeys throughout Alabama to uncover the many stories that make Alabama great!
Lisa Thomas-McMillan, and Freddie McMillan opened Drexell and Honeybees’s pay-what-you-can cafe in March of 2018. And together they are feeding and building their community.
“You cannot look at a person and tell if the’re hungry,” says cafe operator Lisa Thomas-McMillan. “…People can go to work everyday and make their living but they can still fall short. They can come in here and get a meal, and nobody [would] ever know it.”
Watch the full episode on www.youtube.com.
One World Everybody Eats Cafe, S.A.M.E. Cafe, in Denver Colorado announces the launch of it’s S.A.M.E. Cafe Food Truck with the goal of bringing healthy and nutritious food into food deserts.
S.A.M.E. Cafe (So All May Eat) is One World Everybody Eat’s longest running cafe, in operation for over 13 years. The launch of its food truck will allow the organization to feed almost twice as many people in 2019 as it fed in 2018.
Thomas and Jennifer Wright are in the process of renovating a historic building in downtown Paola in an effort to save the building and serve their community.
“We feel God gave us that building, and he didn’t give it to us for our use,” says Thomas Wright. “God wants to feed the hungry in every way there is. Food provides sustenance, but the spirit is hungry too.”
The couple plans to call the pay-what-you-can restaurant, ‘What’s for Dinner’.
Read more at www.republic-online.com.
Taste Community Restaurant, Fort Worth’s non-profit restaurant, has earned Yelp’s status of ‘all-time Texas favorite’.
According to the National Restaurant Association, there are nearly 50,000 restaurants across the great state of Texas. But Yelp has narrowed down the all-time top 100 Texas favorites. And, coming in at #27 is Fort Worth’s non-profit pay-what-you-can restaurant: Taste Community Restaurant.
Food writer, Liz Peto, dines at One World Everybody Eats pay-what-you-can cafe, The Eat (Everyone At the Table) Cafe, in Philadelphia and documents her experience at Spotted by Locals.
The EAT Café is a not-for-profit restaurant that nourishes and unites the community. In Philadelphia, nearly 1 in 4 people is food insecure. The organization address food insecurity by serving delicious meals to all who walk through our door.
Read more at www.spottedbylocals.com.
There are real challenges in operating a pay-what-you-can cafe, but behind all of those challenges are real people.
"The Panera Cares experiment didn't last nine weeks or nine months, but more like nine years. Very large numbers of people got free or low-priced food. Others were willing to use Panera Cares as a charitable mechanism by paying more for food."
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One World Everybody Eats Cafes are providing healthy food and cultivating community in Appalachia! F.A.R.M Cafe in Boone, North Carolina, One Acre Cafe in Johnson City, Tennesee, and Grace Cafe in Danville, Kentucky are leading the way.
Read more at www.appvoices.org.