Last week we visited A Place at the Table, Raleigh’s first “pay-what-you-can” café, which is located less than a block from our new store in the Warehouse District. A Place at the Table is our first community partner in Raleigh.
About A Place at the Table
Maggie Kane started A Place at the Table to provide healthy food for anyone in the community. The restaurant is open to paying customers as well as those without the means to pay money. Customers can pay a reduced price or volunteer their time to pay for their meal. They can also use a meal token provided by community supporters. And, patrons can donate for tokens or buy tokens to pass out themselves.
In 2018, A Place at the Table donated 8,159 meals (more than 20 percent of all meals served) and received nearly 25,000 volunteer hours from community members. The goal of our partnership, supported by our customers rounding up their bills at the registers in our Raleigh store, is to provide 12,500 free meal tokens to A Place at the Table.
Stop by for a Meal
A Place at the Table is a lively, friendly community hub. The hostess, Paula, welcomed us, and the staff knew many of the customers by name. And the menu looked delicious! We’ll share some photos below. If you have not yet visited, stop by for a meal at 300 West Hargett Street.