Dear Friend ,
Over the last several months, Elijah's Promise has seen steady growth in the number of guests seeking meals, social services and emergency shelter at our Community Soup Kitchen. We have been allocating additional resources to meet this demand. To this end, a strategic decision has been made with the board's approval to consolidate our operations. Two of our social enterprises -- Better World Cafe and Better World Market --will be closed, enabling us to meet the increasing demands in our core operations. The Better World Market closing is scheduled for February 21, 2016 and the Better World Café closing is scheduled for March 4, 2016. These ventures may continue operating under new ownership and management. We will update you with additional information as it becomes available.
Welcome to A Better World Café, opened since Oct. 21, 2009. This is a community kitchen, currentlyserving lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The café’s purpose is to help make a sustainable world where all may eat. Our menu is seasonal and always changing. Here’s our menu. You select your portions and pay a fair price through one of the following options:
This new kind of cafe reduces food waste, since customers choose their own portion sizes. All our to-go containers are biodegradable. It helps global neighbors because the coffees and teas are fairly traded. The cafe uses seasonal foods--grown, cooked, and served in ways that make sense for the environment and for the customer's budget.
Creating livable wage jobs, the cafe employs skilled workers who have been trained at Elijah's Promise Culinary School, and also utilizes volunteers -- some working in exchange for food, others just pitching in to create sustainable eating for all.
On-the-job training and employment opportunities for low-income adults and youth are built into the operation. An array of healthy eating choices helps provide the dietary means for people to improve health and reduce obesity, developing a healthier community.
The best way to keep up with the cafe is by reading the blog, facebook and/or twitter, where you will receive all the latest news, events, menus, and changes.