Taste Community Restaurant officially served its 1,000th brunch guest and is quickly becoming a favorite brunch spot in Fort Worth. The organization launched its weekend pay-what-you-can brunch service on Sunday, April 21st.
Taste Community Restaurant’s pay-what-you-can brunch service is the first step in expanding its service hours. The organizations efforts were initiated by seed funding from the United Way of Tarrant County’s Kernel Program. In November 2018, Taste Project pitched for seed funding and was awarded $10,000 to expand it’s pay-what-you-can lunch program already in operation.
“We are thrilled to be able to serve and help even more people in our community,” says Jeff Williams, Taste Project Founder and Executive Director. “A few extra hours each month may not sound like much; but, for folks in need it means greater access to healthy and nutritious food served with dignity.”
Taste Community Restaurant is the first project of the Taste Project organization designed to help feed, educate, and serve Tarrant County’s food insecure population, a total of 16.6 percent of Tarrant County’s overall community.
Taste’s solution is a fresh and healthy pay-what-you-can restaurant where everyone in the community, regardless of financial means, can enjoy a healthy, high quality meal, made from seasonal ingredients from the surrounding area. The menu has no prices. Guests are simply asked to:
Pay what you can afford;
Pay what you would typically pay; or
Pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra to help a neighbor in need.
“Taste [Community Restaurant] is definitely a major win for our community and I hope this concept spreads around the world!” –Emonne, Taste Community Restaurant Guest and Yelper.
“This spot is busy for truly good reasons — friendly service, delicious food, and the ability to do some good while enjoying yourself.” –Monie, Taste Community Restaurant Guest and Yelper.
Fort Worth and surrounding area residents can join their community at Taste Community for a pay-what-you-can brunch every weekend. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 2pm.
Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Tuesdays – Fridays
Open for Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays
Open for Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Photo: United Way of Tarrant County Executive Team at Taste Community Restaurant (Left to Right): TD Smyers, President and CEO; Beth Watson, Chief Human Resources Officer; Jeffrey Allison, CFO; Leah King, COO; and Michelle Bleiberg, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer.
About Taste Project
Taste Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to feed, educate, and serve our community so they may “…taste and see the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8. We believe everyone should have access to healthy nutritional food. Our vision is to see our community heed the call to battle and stand on the front lines against hunger. Our first project, Taste Community Restaurant at 1200 South Main Street in Fort Worth, focuses on healthy, quality meals made from fresh ingredients. Our menu has no prices. This is a give and take concept. We ask guests to do one of the following: 1) pay what you can afford, 2) pay what you would typically pay, or 3) pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra. To learn more, visit us at www.tasteproject.org or find us on Facebook.