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.