Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Healthy World Café partners with York County School of Technology for construction of cafe



Sept. 25, 2014 — Healthy World Café, York’s “Pay How You Can” community café, is thrilled to announce it will partner with York County School of Technology for construction at its location at 24 S. George St., York.

Healthy World Cafe, which has been serving freshly made, locally sourced lunches once a month at First Moravian Church, catering and popping up at community events since 2012, intends to open for business five days a week in the late fall.

York County School of Technology has graciously agreed to undertake the carpentry, plumbing and electrical work needed for the cafe to open full time. Students in the Engineering and Construction Academy will assist with duties including wainscoting, modifying existing counters and a knee wall, drywall repair and building shelving.

“We're excited for this fantastic partnership and for the ability to provide York County School of Technology students with hands-on opportunities in their program fields while supporting our progress toward opening five days a week in downtown York,” said Healthy World Cafe director Liza Naylor.

Students began work Sept. 23 and continue 9 a.m. to noon today the cafe at 24 S. George St. in downtown York under the supervision of carpentry instructor Joe Hudak.

Healthy World Cafe is dedicated to supporting the local farming and business community while working to address hunger and food insecurity head on. The 501(c)3 nonprofit aims to build a sustainable community by providing nourishing food for all: Some patrons pay the suggested prices, while some pay more or less. Diners can also volunteer their time at the cafe in exchange for a meal.
 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch Wednesday, Sept. 24!

We are more than halfway to our fundraising goal for our IndieGoGo campaign, which wraps up Sept. 30 and aims to raise $15,000 toward construction and renovations at out 24 S. George St. location. We're very ready to be open full time in downtown York and be part of the great energy going on here!

If you haven't yet, please consider donating to the campaign. Every donation counts, and we can't do it without our tremendous supporters -- you!

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Meal Makeover Moms

If all that supporting makes you hungry… Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious, locally sourced eats.

Check out our menu! 

-- Barley Puttanesca -- Savor the rich flavors and enticing aroma of this spicy Italian sauce (Vegan)
-- Cockaleekie Soup -- A traditional rustic Scottish chicken soup with leeks, perfect for the changing weather
-- Broccoli and Corn Bread Polonaise -- Roasted broccoli with our version of a classic buttery egg and bread crumb topping (Vegetarian)
-- Green Salad -- With homemade dressing and seasonal toppings (Vegan)
-- Squash Hummus -- Enjoy over greens or scoop it up with chapati (Vegetarian)
-- Tomato Apple Chutney -- Enjoy over greens or scoop it up with chapati (Vegan)
-- Fruit Crisp
-- Healthy World Cafe's Signature Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookies

Of course, our menu is always based on what's available from our farmer friends, so check back for updates.

At Healthy World Cafe, we always feature our "eat what you want, pay how you can" philosophy. The ability to pay should never be a barrier to accessing delicious, unprocessed, healthy food.

Housekeeping items worth noting:

-- PARKING: When coming to the cafe for our Wednesday lunches, please DO NOT park in the private lots surrounding First Moravian Church. You may park on the street (metered), or you may park at First Presbyterian Church at E. Market and N. Queen streets in the un-numbered, yellow-lined parking spots, and please include a sign on your dashboard to indicate you are a Healthy World Cafe volunteer. Then, walk one block west down Clarke Avenue to First Moravian (and enter on north side)!

-- TAKE OUT: Take out orders for lunch are available by e-mailing your selections (by 10 a.m. Sept. 24) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com. Please specify optional items or choices when ordering (i.e. would you prefer your chutney or hummus with bread or greens, etc.)

-- VOLUNTEERING: In order to better respect our volunteers' time, we split the Wednesday lunch into two volunteer shifts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free, of course, to sign up for both shifts, if you wish.

Here's a breakdown of our volunteer needs for this month's lunch:

-- 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 -- Food prep and serving at FMC. We're now splitting our lunch days into two volunteer shifts to better respect our volunteers' time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free to sign up for both, if you wish. If you can't work a full shift (say, you can be there 10 to 2, but not as early as 9), please email sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know when to expect you!

Find other upcoming dates, including for the second annual Farm to City Street Dinner, and sign up to volunteer through our calendar on VolunteerSpot.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Join Healthy World Cafe at the Kiwanis Lake Be-In on Sunday, Sept. 21!

Do you remember the "Be-Ins" of the 1970s? The Avenues Neighborhood Association is bringing them back to York city with live music, a free yoga session and local, freshly made eats from Healthy World Cafe!

Join us from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Kiwanis Lake, at the intersection of North Newberry Street and Parkway Boulevard. The weather, the music and the people will be amazing!

We've got some great things cooked up for the hungry crowd:
-- Grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with optional garlicky wilted spinach
-- Pureed tomato soup with seasonal vegetables and basil
-- Grain salad with chopped kale and seasonal vegetables
-- Seasonal hummus
-- Peach and yogurt parfaits 

Interested in volunteering with us for the event? We'll be prepping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at First Moravian Church, and have several shifts on Sunday at Kiwanis Lake. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Donor offers $4,000 match challenge for Healthy World Cafe's IndieGoGo campaign!



UPDATE: We reached our match challenge! And, our IndieGoGo campaign has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30, 2014. You can help us reach out $15,000 goal -- please consider donating today.

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Since we launched our IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign three weeks ago, we've seen great support from friends of Healthy World Cafe and generous community members. Thank you to all who have donated and are helping our vision of a full-time community cafe come to life in downtown York.

This week, we have some very exciting news to announce:

An anonymous donor has offered a $4,000, dollar-for-dollar match challenge!

There is no better time to donate -- the match challenge effectively doubles the impact of your contribution, putting Healthy World Cafe not one but two steps closer to opening our doors five days a week.

Let's rise to the challenge!

Donate today at http://igg.me/at/healthyworldcafe.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch Wednesday, Aug. 27!

We have been floored and beyond grateful by the contributions coming in for our IndieGoGo campaign, which launched Aug. 5 and aims to raise $15,000 toward construction and renovations at out 24 S. George St. location. We're very ready to be open full time in downtown York and be part of the great energy going on here!


If you haven't yet, please consider donating to the campaign. Every donation counts, and we can't do it without our tremendous supporters -- you!

If all that supporting makes you hungry… Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious, locally sourced eats.

Check out our menu!

Menu:
-- Chicken Salad -- A Healthy World Cafe favorite with cranberries and locally raised chicken. Served with focaccia or on a bed of greens.
-- Curried Egg Salad -- Made with raisins, cilantro and cucumber in a creamy curry dressing. Served with focaccia or on a bed of greens (VEGETARIAN).
-- Fresh Fruit Salad -- Celebrate York County peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, berries and plums tossed with refreshing mint, lime and local honey.
-- Gazpacho -- Back by request. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and fresh herbs blended for a smooth, invigorating summer soup. Served with an optional dollop of sour cream (VEGAN).
-- Pesto Pasta with Ratatouille -- August begs for this hearty seasonal stew made with basil, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and black olives. Served over pasta tossed in our zippy basil pesto. (VEGETARIAN. VEGAN AND PASTA-FREE AVAILABLE.)
-- Honey Roasted Tomatoes and Hummus -- Served over your choice of focaccia or a bed of greens (VEGETARIAN).
-- Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookies -- A Healthy World Cafe staple!

Of course, our menu is always based on what's available from our farmer friends, so check back for updates.

At Healthy World Cafe, we always feature our "eat what you want, pay how you can" philosophy. The ability to pay should never be a barrier to accessing delicious, unprocessed, healthy food.

Housekeeping items worth noting:

-- PARKING: When coming to the cafe for our Wednesday lunches, please DO NOT park in the private lots surrounding First Moravian Church. You may park on the street (metered), or you may park at First Presbyterian Church at E. Market and N. Queen streets in the un-numbered, yellow-lined parking spots, and please include a sign on your dashboard to indicate you are a Healthy World Cafe volunteer. Then, walk one block west down Clarke Avenue to First Moravian (and enter on north side)!

-- TAKE OUT: Take out orders for lunch are available by e-mailing your selections (by 10 a.m. Aug. 27) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com. Please specify optional items or choices when ordering (i.e. would you prefer your soup with sour cream; your chicken salad on bread or greens, etc.)

-- VOLUNTEERING: In order to better respect our volunteers' time, we split the Wednesday lunch into two volunteer shifts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free, of course, to sign up for both shifts, if you wish.

Here's a breakdown of our volunteer needs for this month's lunch:

-- 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 -- Food prep and serving at FMC. We're now splitting our lunch days into two volunteer shifts to better respect our volunteers' time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free to sign up for both, if you wish. If you can't work a full shift (say, you can be there 10 to 2, but not as early as 9), please email sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know when to expect you!

Find other upcoming dates, including construction and cleaning at our 24 S. George Street location, and sign up to volunteer through our calendar on VolunteerSpot.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fund. Build. Open. Eat.

Healthy World Cafe Kicks off Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.com


Healthy World Café, York’s “Pay How You Can” community café, is thrilled to announce it has launched an online campaign throughIndieGoGo.com to raise $15,000 toward the buildout and renovations at its new location at 24 S. George St., York. 

Healthy World Cafe, which has been serving delicious, locally sourced lunches once a month at First Moravian Church, catering and popping up at community events since 2012, intends to open for business five days a week in the late fall.  

“In order to open full-time downtown, we're relying on community donations and support,” said Healthy World Cafe chair Audrey Bowen. “We recognize the tremendous role our patrons and community supporters have played in our progress this far. A crowdfunding campaign through IndieGoGo, where people can contribute anywhere from $10 to $5,000, allows everyone to participate in helping us raise funds and open our doors.” 

The IndieGoGo campaign, which launched today, Tuesday, Aug. 5, runs until midnight September 9, 2014. For those interested in contributing outside of the online campaign, donations may be sent to Healthy World Café, PO Box 1226, York, PA 17405.

Healthy World Cafe is dedicated to supporting the local farming and business community while eliminating local hunger and food insecurity. The 501(c)3 nonprofit aims to build a sustainable community by providing nourishing food for all. Some patrons pay the suggested prices, while some pay more or less. Diners can also volunteer their time at the cafe in exchange for a meal.

“Our monthly lunches at First Moravian Church have allowed our organization to grow in every way,” said Liza Naylor, cafe director. “Our food is delicious, our volunteers are active, our local farmers are engaged and the model is working in York.”

Healthy World Cafe has until midnight September 9, 2014, to meet its $15,000 goal through IndieGoGo, at which time the crowdfunding site will pay out the funds.

The cafe is also seeking in-kind contributions of kitchen equipment, skilled labor or volunteer time. View a wishlist at the Fund. Build.Open. Eat. website.

Monday, July 21, 2014

No Farms, No Food

David Dietz of Dietz Produce
"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands” -Thomas Jefferson

As we get ready for this week's lunch, we'd like to do a shout out to some of the wonderful farmers who are central to our mission. They assist us with our menu planning, help us keep our costs low, tell us what veggies are at their peak, give us recipe ideas, and help us to coordinate pick up and payment through a network of volunteers. They donate food, time and expertise to our cause-- and they do it all quietly and behind the scenes. And they rarely have time to come to lunch because they are busy with the tasks that keep us all fed.
A look inside Brogue Hydroponics

Please consider patronizing our local farms whenever possible - their ongoing dedication to providing high quality, local foods makes our work possible!