FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 28, 2010
Patricia Fonzi, Spokesperson
Innovative restaurant with a heart coming soon to York.
Often a great idea starts when a small group of people coming together with a purpose and that’s exactly what has happened with the Healthy World Café. The mission of York’s Healthy World Café is to provide a place for all members of the York community to eat -- where people eating a good meal in a welcoming place is given priority over the ability to pay.
What is unique about this approach is that there is no regular menu. With a focus on local and whole foods, meals are prepared in small batches and served to patrons who choose their own portions of soups, salads, entrees and desserts. To help with portion control, the restaurant will offer small, medium and large plates. Patrons will be expected to pay a fair and respectable price for the food that they have eaten, and pricing suggestions will be available.
No one, however, is turned away. If a diner does not have the ability to pay, they will encouraged to exchange an hour of volunteer service at the restaurant—serving meals, preparing food and even doing dishes if needed.
Recently incorporated as a not for profit, the Healthy World Café is currently exploring site options in downtown York and actively recruiting people who are interested in learning more about the café, volunteering, and of course—making donations. We invite all of our York area neighbors to learn about and become a part of this life sustaining and environmentally sustainable community kitchen.
Interested people are welcome to join us on Monday January 3, 2011, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 135 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA for the next public advisory group meeting.
The Café is actively seeking donations especially as the year comes to a close. Donations are tax deductible, and will help the Café to secure a site and recruit volunteers. Donors can contribute via PayPal by visiting www.philanthropicendeavors.org and clicking the Donate button or by sending a check made out to: Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation/Healthy World Cafe Fund and sent to 342 Bruaw Drive, York, PA 17406.
For questions or further information, please contact Patricia Fonzi at 717-586-9232.