On Wednesday, Sept. 13, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. everyone is invited to F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Cafe at 617 West King Street for another of wonderful monthly event where a local business, group, or organization ‘Buys Boone Lunch’. We are very pleased that our friends at the accounting firm COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. are participating for the first time as a ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ business partner.
The monthly ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ days are similar to regular days at F.A.R.M. Cafe where guests can donate what they are able to for a great lunch. However, with COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. covering the cost of the meal on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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. So far the ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ program has raised over $13,000 for the direct mission of the Cafe representing over 1300 meals that have been or will be provided for persons experiencing food and economic insecurity.
Brady Combs of COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. is a regular diner at F.A.R.M. Cafe. On Wednesday, September 13, Combs and other accountants and staff will not only be ‘buying lunch’ but will also be serving as volunteer servers, cooks, and dishwashers working with the Cafe staff. “This is an excellent organization that we are grateful to be able to support”, said Combs, “in addition to providing resources without stigma to those in need, the Café presents an opportunity for local businesses and individuals to support the community in a meaningful way.”
“We are very pleased that Brady and the staff from COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. are coming to help out and participate in the ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ program” said Renee Boughman, F.A.R.M. Cafe’s Executive Chef, “This is a new sponsor for F.A.R.M. Café’s efforts. We are pleased to work with another local business stepping up to partner with a non-profit in this wonderful community.”
Tommy Brown, volunteer coordinator at F.A.R.M. Cafe says of the ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ program, “We are pleased that ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ is continuing to be a win/win opportunity for businesses and business leaders like Brady who understand the importance of supporting non-profit agencies such as F.A.R.M. Cafe which are such a vital part of the Boone and High Country communities.” Brown continued, “Each month this year a business or group has stepped up to ‘Buy Boone Lunch. These include 4 Forty Four Construction, Boone Drug Inc., M-Prints, Best Cellar/Inn at Raged Garden, High Country Radio, High Country UCC, Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keller Williams Realtors, and a First Year Seminar class from ASU have all participated.” Brown said, “We already have some of these same groups lined up to ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ again this Fall. We look forward to working with more businesses and groups on what has become a great monthly special event for downtown Boone.” On Wednesday, October 25 4 Forty Four Construction will be ‘Buying Boone Lunch’ for the 3rd time!
COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. began serving the High Country in September of 1980. Their website states, “Over the years, our firm has matched the considerable growth of our local economy in order to fulfill our clients’ various tax, audit, and accounting needs. We currently operate offices in Boone and Newland with seven professionals that provide services to clients throughout the state of North Carolina. We are proud participants and supporters of the community and are intimately familiar with the opportunities and challenges it presents. We offer services in many areas including bookkeeping and payroll processing, individual and corporate tax preparation, and audit and assurance. Our staff is eager to assist you in any accounting matter.”
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.