Fort Worth’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, launches its NEW Fall Menu today—just in time for Hunger Action Month!
The menu features a mixture of healthy and hearty dishes including: a Turkey Burger with Gruyere cheese and pomegranate mayo (vegetarian option with Beyond Beef also available); a Classic Corned Beef Reuben with house-fermented sauerkraut on marbled Rye bread; a Fall Kale and Spinach Salad with a pomegranate vinaigrette; and a Vegetable Udon Noodle Bowl.
Summer is a thriving time for most restaurants; and it was for Taste Community Restaurant as well. The organization fed nearly 8,000 people this summer; 48% of who were in need—a figure 12 points higher than its pre-summer figures for the year.
“We were blessed to be able to meet the increased needs of our community this summer,” said Jeff Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Taste Project. “But in doing so, unlike traditional restaurants, we need a busy fall season and we are counting on our community to come through.”
To help, Taste Project has enlisted several local celebrities and notables to wait tables and encourage all Fort Worth residents to come show support for the underlying issue of food insecurity in our community. Celebrities include Mayor Betsy Price; WFAA Daybreak’s Kara Sewell with your favorite Near Southside Nonprofits; Fort Worth Fire Fighters; She is Near Southside (Women Business Operators of the Near Southside District); Tanglewood Moms, and TCU Athletes.
Event dates are as follows (click event for more information):
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:
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 help a neighbor in need.
Taste Project and its Celebrity Server Teams want to encourage all Fort Worth and surrounding area residents to come and eat, volunteer, and give. Because together we can make a difference. Lunch is served Tuesday thru Friday from 11am – 2pm; and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm.
Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Lunch: Tuesday – Friday (11:00am – 2:00pm)
Open for Brunch: Saturday and Sunday (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.