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Mission Statement

Harmony cafe is in the START UP PHASE

The philosophy of the Community Cafe Movement is that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food while being treated with dignity. There are multiple ways to pay for your food and get engaged in the Community Cafe Movement: No set prices will be used, the following donatation model will be used. 1. Pay what you can afford. If unable to pay, give your time in service as payment. 2. Pay the full amount of the suggested price. 3. Pay the full amount of the suggested price, plus a little extra to 'pay it forward.’ 4. Give your time in service to 'pay it forward’ so your neighbor can enjoy a meal. With no community cafes on Long Island, Harmony Cafe aims to be the first. Operating as a not-for-profit organization, Harmony Cafe will be more than just a café. It will be a safe space for all members of the community to come together in unity - a place to connect with others. Not only will it serve delicious homemade, locally sourced food, but it will help fight hunger and unite people of all socio-economic divisions - while simultaneously destroying those very divisions.

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The mission of Harmony Café is to help end local hunger and food insecurity by providing healthy and delicious food to all who walk through our door. We will welcome and serve our patrons in a respectful and dignified manner, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Vision

Harmony café will be a place that builds community by providing a menu model "Pay What You Can Afford-Paying It Forward" of healthy and delicious meals choices. Harmony Café will help remove the separation in society because of your status-income-or any situations that creates social barriers. People hunger for food but also hunger to be needed-to have purpose-to connect to others-and to belong to their community. We will empower change one meal at a time!

Educate the community- Health and wellness events, will provide information on healthier food choices/cooking classes etc. Training programs will be created for employment in the food industry.
• We will commit to social change and impacting the community in a positive way.
• Community garden will be created.
• The cafe will have at least one large "Community table" where people who normally may not meet can sit together.
This cafe is modeled after One World Everybody Eats foundation. They will be mentoring the Harmony Cafe

Website

http://www.harmonycafeli.org

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