Featured on episodes of the Today Show, MSNBC Nightly, and so many other television news segments, the SAME Cafe, in Denver, Colorado is inspiring lots of good will. What makes this cafe different, and not the “same” as all others, is in its name; SAME stands for “So All May Eat”.
Owners, Brad and Libby, after having volunteered at soup kitchens, realized that all people deserved a choice to eat healthy, organic foods, but soup kitchen patrons did not have that choice or the budget. Soon, they opened SAME Cafe, where they serve soups, salads, and artisan pizzas in exchange for cash donations or a few hours of work. What is amazing is not just how this cafe’s business model is constructed, but how it has inspired large demographics across the social board to dine together and help one another. Affluent patrons are seated next to people who may have walked over from a local shelter and enjoying the same fare. This must warm hearts on cold Denver days. If it warms yours, and you feel so inspired, you can donate to their cause by visiting their website.
I hope this inspires to do the same elsewhere in our country…anybody here in Santa Monica feel inspired? I’ll help!