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Friday
Jan142011

New Video: So All May Eat

We're excited to release our video about SAME Café in Denver, Colorado, which we visited at the end of our Southwest Tour. This unique restaurant serves delicious organic food on a pay-what-you-can model. And if you don't have a few bucks in your pocket, you can always volunteer in exchange for a healthy meal. The restaurant covers 75% of its total costs with what people put in the anonymous payment box and the rest is covered by grants and individual donations.

The owners, Brad and Libby Birky are two of the most amazing people we've ever met. We left after our day of filming feeling truly inspired by their commitment to making healthy food accessible. They're not just talking about organic food "being too expensive for average people", they're doing something about it! And in the process, they've created a community of customers and volunteers that you can tell feel part of something great.

If you'd like to donate or get more information, please visit the SAME Café website.

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Reader Comments (7)

I am really impressed with this business model, completely fascinating. They are truly doing their part to make this world a better place. I hope all works out for them. I will have to look for something similar in the Chicagoland area to volunteer at.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric J

Wow! Fantastic video to highlight this inspiring concept and people! Great work at spreading these messages, ya'll!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjbrandel

This is a very inspiring video -- beautiful edited. Organicnation really brings things to the fore; things I would never have know about. It's wonderful to see people helping people...

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnastasia royal

This is really great, I teared up. Is anything like this in Chicago?

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

Thanks everyone! Carole - we haven't heard of anything like this in Chicago yet. However, the Inspiration Corporation has a wonderful café that fights homelessness through job training. It is definitely worth checking out: http://www.inspirationcorp.org/

January 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterOrganicNation.tv

Panera has started doing this too in certain markets. However, they put the suggested retail price to guide donations.

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

There is a non for profit in Lockport, IL called the Vegan Cafe that is volunteer run but with a fixed price menu.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSkoubydoo

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