Thursday, August 28, 2014

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



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!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch Wednesday, July 23!

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious, locally sourced eats.

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user
Tim Sackton)
Check out our menu!

Menu:
-- Smoked Pulled Pork on Focaccia
-- Asian-inspired Coleslaw
-- Zucchini Basil Soup (Vegan)
-- Lentil, Tomato, Chickpea Soup
-- Quinoa Tabbouleh (A quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes and cucumbers)
-- Squash Blossom and Basil Quiche with Potato Crust 
-- Squash Hummus
-- Berry Salad

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. July 23) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com.

-- 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, July 21 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 -- 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.

Construction update at 24 S. George Street!

We're excited this week to begin work on our space at 24 South George Street in downtown York!

On several dates in July and August, we'll be cleaning equipment, prepping the space and beginning to build shelving ahead of our larger construction planned for the late summer and early fall.


Please take a look at the below volunteer opportunities and sign up through VolunteerSpot if you're able! Many hands make light work!

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2
Questions? Email Sarah at sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Join Healthy World Cafe for lunch Wednesday, June 25

We had a great Sunday afternoon this month at the Kiwanis Lake Be-In, selling out of nearly every item! Check out an article on the event from the York Daily Record.

If you missed our offerings earlier in June, you have another chance to enjoy our locally sourced eats: Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch Wednesday, June 25!

Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious options straight from our local farmers. 

Check out our menu!

Lemon Chicken Soup -- A creamy chicken soup with seasonal snow peas and just a hint of lemon

Pea Soup -- A smooth and refreshing puree with tarragon and fresh summer peas

Farmer's Harvest Frittata -- Celebrating York County's June harvest and bursting with the flavors of creamy garlic boursin

Radish and Fava Bean Salad -- Mouth watering Fava Beans and peppery radishes tossed with olive oil and seasonal herbs, topped with a parsley and tahini sauce. Served over fresh garden greens.

Russian Salad -- A vegan version of this classic pink salad. Beets, new potatoes, carrots and peas spiced with a creamy lemon, pickle and horseradish dressing. Served over fresh garden greens.

Chapati -- Served around the world, chapati is most commonly known as Indian flatbread. With its round shape, chewy texture and nutty flavor, it is a staple in South Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and China. Our volunteers are excited to share this nutritious, unleavened whole wheat bread with you.

Pea Hummus -- Smooth hummus from peas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice

Beet Hummus -- Chickpeas, almonds, beets and a little balsamic vinegar for a tart twist

Strawberry Soup -- Strawberries fresh from the orchard. We invite you to enjoy this delicate strawberry, yogurt and cardamom puree. 

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, pleaseDO 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. June 25) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com.

-- 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, June 23 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 -- 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 and sign up to volunteer through our calendar on VolunteerSpot.