Published on January 27th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe4
Pay What You Can Organic Cafe
We are incredibly lucky that we can afford to stock our pantry with healthy, organic foods. Unfortunately, there are a lot of folks that can’t swing the cost of organic produce or even afford fresh food at all. There’s a little cafe in Denver, Colorado that’s looking to change all that.
So All May Eat Cafe in Denver serves healthy, organic meals on a pay-what-you-can basis. Instead of paying at a register, you drop a donation for your meal into their payment box. The restaurant is able to cover 75% of its operating costs this way. To make up the other 25%, they have grant money and larger donations.
The folks at Organic Nation shared a three minute video about this unique restaurant:
Pretty awesome, right? I love the idea of folks who can afford fresh, healthy food helping out ones who can’t. It’s also pretty great to see a business based on the assumption that “people are good.”
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by e pants