A New Way to Dine, A New Way of Giving Back!
First of its kind of Long Island!, Patchogue, New York
Harmony Cafe is run by all volunteers
Harmony Cafe is a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3
Harmony Café serves the whole community. We offer healthy, affordable meals to those who have the ability to pay and those who do not. In the spirit of working towards eliminating hunger one meal at a time, we look to bring the community together by building relationships, getting to know each other in a comfortable and welcoming environment and by sharing something we all enjoy, a good healthy meal! In this way, we hope to dissolve any trace of social disparities. As people come together, they’ll at once be united as a single, more united community, serving and helping each other.
The Harmony Café uses a ‘Pay-it-Forward’, ‘Pay-What-You-Can’, or ‘Giving-a-Hand-Up’ honor system. These approaches work because we believe people, coming into a safe environment, to be honest, and considerate, most wanting to give back and helping others. We offer a ‘suggested donation’ for meals, there are no set prices.
How it works: (choose which works best for you)
1. Guests give the suggested donation for a meal.
2. Guests give the suggested donation, plus a bit more to help cover the cost of a neighbor’s meal.
3. Guests give what they can afford, if unable to pay, give your time in service as payment.
4. Become a volunteer at the Café and give back to the community and the Café.
We are seeking our own location in the Patchogue-Medford area. At this time, we serve the community once a month. Our temporary location is the VFW Post 2913 at 32 Edward Street in Patchogue.
We are raising start-up capital to secure our storefront! We need your support to open the cafe to the public 5 days a week for lunch and dinner.