Tasty Tidbits of Information from the Community Cafe

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The Community Cafe is a thriving service, and an opportunity to directly support those in need.  The Cafe provides a welcoming atmosphere for anyone in need of a warm meal from 5 to 7 pm every evening.  It is located at 302 North Seventh Ave. in Bozeman.  Donations are welcome from all guests, but not expected.

The first quarter of 2014 saw a 54% increase in total plates served.  From January through March they served 11,389 meals.   In March over 735 volunteer hours were logged.  If you would like to support the Cafe with your time and talents, here are a few ways to do so:

The Cafe is looking for plant starts — tomatoes, onion sets, leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage — for this spring’s Cafe Garden.  Contact Laura at 586-7600 for details.

BUMC serves dinner the first Monday of each month.  The sign up sheet is near the church office.  Seven or eight people are needed each night to greet, serve and clean up.  They now have a kitchen, so are able to cook food on site and use washable plates and silverware.  Shifts are from 4:30 to 7:30 pm and volunteers must be over 18 years old.  Saturdays may be another opportunity to serve, too. If you’d like to work on a Saturday, call Laura at 586-7600.

If you can’t volunteer but want to support the Cafe or learn more about it, please come have a meal!  Bring some friends or family and walk in just like you are a customer and enjoy the service you’ve come to know so well.  You can leave a donation at the table if you wish but there is no obligation.  By being at the Cafe and sharing the experience with others you help ensure that the Cafe continues to evolve into the community space that’s being envisioned.

Spread the word with a Community Cafe t-shirt!  They are available at the Cafe and are a great way to help promote it.

Thank you for your support.  The Cafe couldn’t function without you!


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