On Wednesday, Oct. 26 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. everyone is welcome to F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Cafe at 617 West King Street for the first of what is hoped to be a monthly event where a local business ‘Buys Boone Lunch’. The first company to participate in this opportunity is 4 Forty Four construction of Blowing Rock.
Every day at F.A.R.M. Cafe guests can donate what they are able, donate more to help others, or exchange an hour of work for a great lunch. However, with 4 Forty Four covering the cost of the meal and cafe operation on October 26 with a generous donation, each and every additional donation will be utilized by the cafe in its mission to fight food insecurity in the High Country.
Kevin Troyer of 4 Forty Four learned of this opportunity at a recent business breakfast at the cafe. He and his employees will not only be ‘buying lunch’ on October 26 but will also be serving as volunteer servers, cooks, and dishwashers working with the Cafe staff.
“We’re really looking forward to this opportunity to support F.A.R.M. Cafe”, said Troyer, “we’re also excited to introduce this community cafe to our clients, vendors, and friends. It is a great way to support and give back to this community that means so much to us.”
“We are very grateful that Kevin and the crew at 4 Forty Four are stepping out to be the first of what we hope will be a monthly opportunity for business partners to participate in the mission here at F.A.R.M. Cafe,” said Tommy Brown who serves as volunteer and development coordinator at the Cafe. “We think this will be a real win/win situation for businesses and business leaders like Kevin who understand the benefit of giving back to the community through support of local non-profit organizations such as F.A.R.M. Cafe.”
As stated on the web-site (4fortyfour.com), “4 Forty Four is a community-oriented team of people that are very grateful to live and work in Western North Carolina. We take our job, as stewards of this community that you will live in, seriously. Our intent is to reach beyond traditional business models to actively and responsibly engage our community, not merely service it. We value relational capital and treating people right. This starts in our office where all team members are treated like family and extends to you, our clients, who we strive to involve at every level of our systematic process.”
F.A.R.M. Café is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen that builds a healthy and inclusive community. It provides high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources when available, served in a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means. The Cafe is open for lunch Monday-Friday 11 AM to 2 PM. For more information on F.A.R.M. Cafe and its mission to fight food insecurity in the High Country please visit the website at Farmcafe.org.