EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2015
We are a soon-to-be pay-what-you can nonprofit café on Hillsborough St. near NCSU’s campus. Our mission is to provide community and healthy food to all regardless of means. We believe that all people should have access to healthy and affordable food and should experience dignity in a restaurant where they can enjoy a meal with others. We think that if we provide healthy food as our tool for hospitality then walls, barriers, and divisions among groups of people can be broken down and change can happen. We believe and can see the power of community around good food. A Place At The Table café is a place where people can pay the suggested donation, pay for someone else’s meal, or pay by volunteering at the restaurant. We are following the One World Everybody Eats’ Model that is growing and almost 50 or so cafes are successful around the US and in Europe. (www.oneworldeverybodyeats.org/) We need your help. As we are months away from opening, we have many expenses that we will soon be paying for. We are working with developers, designers and chefs to design and build our kitchen and our café itself. The kitchen alone will be $50,000-70,000. We have many start-up costs being a new restaurant and paying rent in the fortunate place of Hillsborough that we get to be. Please help us make our dream possible!