The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

The EAT Café

The EAT (Everyone At the Table) Café is a collaboration between Drexel UniversityVetri Community Partnership, and the West Philadelphia community. The EAT Café provides a welcoming space where all community members can share a three course, high quality meal regardless of income or ability to pay. As Philadelphia's first pay-what-you-can restaurant, the EAT Café relies an intentional customer mix where some may over pay, while others may underpay or not pay at all for the same meal. 

The EAT Café provides families and individuals experiencing hunger with a safe space to have a healthy meal in a nurturing, supportive environment. Simultaneously, it creates a space where people with resources can participate in a meaningful social experience by giving back to their community through good food and positive social contact. The space is beautifully designed, embracing of all people, that will also provide a venue for job training and community engagement.

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