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.”
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’.
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.
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."
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.
Jonathan Bender, food writer and volunteer at One World Everybody Eats Cafe, Thelma’s Kitchen, documents his volunteer experience and the impact Thelma’s Kitchen is already making on its community since opening in last summer.
“Thelma’s Kitchen is one of 60 restaurants operating nationwide under One World Everybody Eats, a charity that shows community organizations how to open eateries with a pay-what-you-can model.”
Cari Haus, Lori Jones and Angela McPherson are working to ensure everyone eats in Edmore, Michigan. Their pay-what-you-can cafe, Daniel’s Kitchen, will have an all vegetarian menu. The cafe is scheduled to open this February.
A Place at the Table’s, Maggie Kane, is named Tar Heel of the Month as the cafe celebrates its one year of service. A Place at the Table, a One World Everybody Eats Cafe, is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“We give out 3—50 meals a day, and we should truly fail—but we haven’t!” says cafe operator Maggie Kane. “I just keep going back to how good and fruitful this community is.”
‘Alabama Living’ Magazine writer, Stephanie Snodgrass, highlights One World Everybody Eats Cafe, Drexell and Honeybee’s in Brewton Alabama. She highlights the organization’s mission and how it all works.
“People ask us all the time, ‘Why do you do it?’” Lisa says. “I can honestly say, it’s because God led us here.”
Fort Worth’s non-profit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, has earned national status of “must try this year”.
With over 600,000 restaurants across the U.S., it can be hard to decide where to eat. But Yelp has narrowed down the selections to the top 100 dining experiences you need to take note of and visit in the new year. And, coming in at #74 is Fort Worth’s non-profit pay-what-you-can restaurant: Taste Community Restaurant.
“What an amazing blessing it is to be recognized by the Yelp community,” says Jeff Williams, Taste Project Founder and Executive Director. “We hope this recognition only allows us to serve even more people, and share God’s love even more!”
Thelma’s Kitchen is Kansas City’s first pay-what-you-can cafe. “The concept is named for Thelma Altschul, who founded Reconciliation Services over 30 years ago with her husband’s help. After feeding the hungry and homeless in her own home, she quickly recognized the need to feed everyone in Kansas City.”
Tracy Parks and her husband, opened Take Root Café in Kirksville, Missouri, in late 2016 as a pay-what-you-can spot serving healthy fare that is sourced locally as much as possible. Over the course of a year, Parks says, Take Root works with 12 local farmers, plus regional producers.
"We wanted to have healthy food be accessible to everyone. Adair County is one of the poorest counties in Missouri; 1 in 4 or 5 are food insecure," she says. "[Usually] the cheapest foods possible are highly processed, high fat, high sugar. So we want to make sure people who are on a budget or can't afford food get access to healthy food here."
Set to open this spring, the nonprofit Provision Community Restaurant will join a growing number of pay-what-you-can restaurants that aim to tackle food insecurity and waste.
Wienke, a 15-year veteran of the restaurant industry, began wrestling with these questions as she reflected on what she owed to her community.
In an interview with City Pages, Wienke revealed plans to have Rustica staff come by to host open seminars on different ways to utilize a loaf of bread. Wienke has high hopes for the restaurant, and the good news is that she won't be alone in her fight.
Wienke's already found collaborators in Rustica Bakery and Jester Concepts, a restaurant group which includes hits like Parlour Bar and Borough, who plan to donate both cooking ingredients and teaching hours to the restaurant