Through food and drink, we bring family and friends together. Through charity, we do all that we can so no one goes hungry.
Foodies Care is a charity with a mission to help relieve hunger across America. We do this by supporting a network of local food banks, and by creating and supporting Community Cafés across the United States. Over 49 million people live in food insecure households in America. That's 1 out of every 6 adults, for children it's 1 out of every 5, that don’t know when their next meal will be, or where it will come from. We are making a difference; we are changing the face of hunger in America.
A Community Café is a café, or small restaurant, where every guest receives a healthy and delicious, chef-inspired meal. The meals do not have prices, but rather, a suggested donation amount. Those who can, make the donation. Many donate more in a “Pay-it-Forward” act of kindness. Those who cannot afford their meal are asked to volunteer at the café or within the local community. Community Cafés are a very dignified way to help feed those in need, while at the same time, benefitting the local community.
"U Can Change Hunger" is a month-long campaign to raise food, funds and awareness for hunger, or hunger insecurity, in America. The "U Can Change Hunger" campaign starts on September 16th and continues to October 16th, which is also known as World Food Day. The main goal for "U Can Change Hunger" is to have restaurants, all across the country, participate in a "Give-Back" day where a percentage of the sales for one day during the campaign is donated to Foodies Care. Food drives and other events take place during the month-long campaign to support Foodies Care’s hunger relief mission. All food collected stays in the community in which it was collected through Foodies Care’s nationwide network of food banks, and all funds go towards the creation and support of our Community Cafés. The ultimate goal is to grow this campaign nationwide to raise enough funds to open one Community Café in a much needed location each year. Please contact us if you’d like to participate in a "Give-Back" day, or if your area needs a Community Café.
National "Pay-it-Forward" Day is a day to give back, and share awareness for the betterment of society. Foodies Care has embraced this notion for two main reasons. First and foremost, the "Pay-it-Forward" model is vital for the success of all Community Cafés. The idea was brought about from the movie "Pay-it-Forward" and adapted to the Community Café model as the movie’s co-star, Jon Bon Jovi, helped to create the Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant in New Jersey. The second reason that Foodies Care is embracing this day and notion, is to help spread awareness about hunger insecurity in America, along with the idea and benefits of these Community Cafés.