Fort Worth’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, has officially served 30,000 meals. To celebrate, the organization is partnering with local celebrities and notables to raise $30,000 and encourage all Fort Worth and surrounding area residents to become an active participant in building their community.
“Everyone has the power to build community,” says Jeff Williams, Taste Project Founder and Executive Director. “At Taste Community Restaurant, dining, volunteering, and/or giving is the first step; but encouraging a friend or neighbor to do the same is how we build a community response to the challenges our community faces.”
Throughout the month of March, Taste Project will host celebrity servers at Taste Community Restaurant to help encourage all Fort Worth residents to come show support for the underlying issue of food insecurity in our community. Celebrities include (in order of appearance): Detra Payne, Jay Duffer, Julie Rhodes, Melissa Duffer, Patrick Bynane, and Sarah Rutan from Babette’s Feast at Amphibian Stage Productions; Olive Oil Chuck from The Virgin Olive Oiler in Sundance Square; City Councilwoman Ann Zadeh, District Manager Katherine Smith and the team from City Council District 9, and the Aledo High School Football Team Seniors.
This is your chance to invite a friend to eat, serve, and give alongside some of Fort Worth’s notables while also helping to end hunger in our community. And, thanks to a team of Matching Funders, we are thrilled to announce a 1-for-1 matching donation on select days in March. All donations will be matched up to $1,000 in total on each selected day. To find out how you can become a Matching Funder and match a special day in March, click here.
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 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.
To-date, Taste Community Restaurant has served over 30,000 people; some guests are in need, and others want to help. “…Chef Jeff’s meals are delicious, volunteers are friendly, and the whole concept is a gift to our city!” said Gina Swann, Taste Community Restaurant guest.
Taste Project, and its Celebrity Server Team want to encourage all Fort Worth and surrounding area residents to come and eat, volunteer, and give. Because together we can make a difference in our community. Lunch is served from 11am – 2pm, Tuesdays thru Sundays.
Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesdays – Sundays (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.