Taste Project’s Taste Community Restaurant is joining with nearly 50 independent nonprofit cafes across the country for National Everybody Eats Week, August 25th – 31st, 2019. National Everybody Eats Week is a nationally coordinated campaign, produced by One World Everybody Eats, to help consumers understand the power they have in ending hunger in their community.
TODAY, August 27th, the City of Fort Worth joined with ten cities nationwide to proclaim August 25th – 31st, National Everybody Eats Week. Councilwoman Ann Zadeh (District 9) presented the organization with the city proclamation at tonight’s City Council Meeting.
“…This district is blessed with many engaged citizens who strive to improve the lives of not only themselves, but others. The overwhelming support that this project has received, and will continue to receive, is admirable” says Ann Zadeh, Fort Worth City Councilwoman. “These are people who see a problem, such as hunger and food insecurity in their midst, and wish to do something about it. As a city and community Fort Worth is all about bringing passionate people together to tackle tough problems and arrive at solutions by working together.”
Other participating cities include: Boone, North Carolina; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Danville, Kentucky; Edmore, Michigan; Johnson City, Tennessee; Rochelle, Illinois; Versailles, Kentucky; Wytheville, Virginia; and Xenia, Ohio.
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 (Feeding America).
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 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 Project encourages all Fort Worth and surrounding residents to come for lunch or brunch during National Everybody Eats Week (August 25th – 31st). Or consider donating online at www.tasteproject.org to help a neighbor in need.
Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Lunch: Tuesdays – Fridays (11:00am – 2:00pm)
Open for Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays (10:00am – 2:00pm)
(Closed on Mondays)
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 become the solution to the challenges our community faces as it relates to 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.
About One World Everybody Eats
In 2003, One World Everybody Eats began as a simple offering in a small café in Salt Lake City, UT. Owner Denise Cerreta noticed her patrons were struggling to make ends meet, and in what she describes as her ‘field of dreams’ experience, she decided to begin letting them pay what they could for their meals. She realized that one in six Americans—50 million people—are food insecure, meaning families and individuals are accessing emergency food pantries, even scavenging or stealing, to meet their nutrition needs. To address this issue, OWEE supports a model of pay-what-you-can Community Cafés that helps communities alleviate hunger at the local level. Since its inception, cafés around the world have implemented the OWEE business model, including Panera Bread and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation for which Cerreta provided café opening guidance. Dozens of cafés are currently in development. Collectively, OWEE cafés have served almost 2 million meals, 30 percent of which are served to people of less means. Under OWEE’s business platform, each café is committed to serving appealing, nutritious, locally sourced meals with dignity to everyone while ultimately, changing communities and their perspective on hunger. For more information on OWEE visit www.oneworldeverybodyeats.org.