Christie Melby-Gibbons Dishes Up Success at Tricklebee Cafe

Christie Melby-Gibbons’ goal in opening Tricklebee Cafe in Milwaukee was to create access to healthy foods.

To Melby-Gibbons, food is more than something to eat; it is an opportunity. She has used food to lift spirits, strengthen a community and show her neighborhood that someone cares for their well-being. "This is my real calling,” she says. “To get food out of the waste stream and into people’s bellies, especially in places where people can’t afford it... So, we did it and it’s working.”