I recently started volunteering for a non-profit cafe in Fort Collins called FoCo Cafe, which stands for Feeding Our Community Ourselves. FoCo Cafe follows the community cafe model which integrates pay as you are able model and often times locally sourced food.
As the FoCo Cafe website describes, “FoCo Cafe will be the first nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins. Cafe patrons will set the price for cafe cuisine in this pay-what-you-want setting. Instead of a cash register, a donation box will be on the counter. If you can give more, please pay it forward. If you have a little less, pay what you can. If your pockets are empty, participate in community with your time and talent in exchange for a mouth-watering meal. Daily menu selections will be made primarily using fresh, locally grown ingredients, and funded by the donations of patrons.”
As Foco Cafe prepares to launch in the coming weeks, they are featuring other Colorado Community Cafes. I encourage you to check out this blog I wrote for SAME Cafe in Denver, Colorado which also follows the community cafe model.
If you live in Colorado look for a community cafe near you. They are filled with wonderful and kind-hearted people that will absolutely bring a warm-fuzzy to your heart.
Click here to visit the SAME Cafe Feature.
Click here to learn more about FoCo Cafe in Fort Collins, Colorado. There are plenty of ways to get involved, volunteer, and/or to donate to either or both cafes, so check out the sites to see how you can fit in!