OWEE – One World Everybody Eats - held their 4th Annual SUMMIT in New Brunswick, NJ where attendees shared concepts, missions, accomplishments, and strategies for building hunger free communities. The “motto” of the representatives from cafes / kitchens around the country is: “a hand up, not a hand out” and promotes the belief that all, regardless of social or economic status, are entitled to high quality, healthy meals prepared from fresh and, when available, locally-sourced ingredients.
Cafes, like Soul Kitchen, incorporate a strong volunteer component from within the local community, without whom we would not be able to accomplish our mission. Attendees of the Summit did a field visit to Soul Kitchen and heard from management and staff about the model of empowerment, inspiration, and “community” we hold so important.
It was inspiring to us at Soul Kitchen to hear the many stories of why so many others decided to start community kitchens / cafes and how they promote the social goals we all epitomize.
Many shared stories, photos, suggestions and conversations later – we are re-energized to continue to reach out to our community to ensure that those who are experiencing food-insecurity issues know where to turn to experience a sense of community and a healthy meal - – one Soul at a time!!
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