February has been a great month for Healthy World Cafe -- and we're excited to share some updates with you!
First and foremost, join us for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious, locally sourced eats.
Check out our menu:
-- Lentil Spinach Stew
-- Curried Pork and Winter Squash Soup
-- Potato Tart
-- Fennel and Apple Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
-- Mujadara Pilaf
-- Healthy World Cafe Signature Cookies with a Cider Glaze
-- Winter Salad Bar with Cider Vinaigrette
Of course, our menu is always based on what's available from our farmer friends, so stay tuned for updates!
At Healthy World Cafe, we always feature our "eat what you want, pay how you can" philosophy. The ability to pay should never be a barrier to accessing delicious, unprocessed, healthy food.
As for our other big announcement:
We signed a lease!
We formalized the details for a space at 24 S. George St. in downtown York, where we hope to open by summer, so long as we can secure the necessary funding. Tax-deductible donations made out to Healthy World Cafe can be sent to Healthy World Cafe, P.O. Box 1226, York, PA 17405.
Housekeeping items worth noting:
-- PARKING: When coming to the cafe for our Wednesday lunches, please DO NOT park in the private lots surrounding 1st Moravian Church. You may park on the street (metered), or you may park at First Presbyterian Church at E. Market and N. Queen Sts., and walk one block west down Clarke Ave. to First Moravian (enter on north side).
-- TAKE OUT: Take out orders for lunch are available by e-mailing your selections (by 10 a.m. Feb. 26) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com.
-- VOLUNTEERING: In order to better respect our volunteers' time, we split the Wednesday lunch into two volunteer shifts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free, of course, to sign up for both shifts, if you wish.
If you can't volunteer for an exact shift, hey, we understand that, too! We love that you're still eager to help out when you can. We would just ask that, after signing up through VolunteerSpot, that you'd send a quick email to sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know when to expect you. That makes it easier for us to plan out volunteer duties.
Speaking of volunteers, we also this month catered a beautiful baby shower for volunteer Stephanie Schuessler, who was kind enough to share some of her thoughts on the food:
"As for the food, it was incredible. ... As anyone who knows me knows, food is my thing, and I thought the menu was perfect. I?m so glad my shower was catered by Healthy World Cafe, which is an organization near and dear to my heart. I met Liza and started volunteering with them shortly after I moved back to York in the fall of 2012.
For those of you who haven?t already gotten the spiel, HWC is a pop-up style restaurant that is open once a month (although soon they will be open a lot more now that they?ve secured a permanent location). The concept is pay-what-you-can, so the idea is that anyone can go enjoy a healthy, homemade, unprocessed meal. The food is always delicious, and the ingredients come from local farms as much as possible. Food access -- or access to nutritious food -- in economically depressed urban areas is becoming an increasing problem, and it?s organizations like Healthy World Cafe that are providing solutions to this problem. So if you live in or near York, please consider supporting them... that would be the greatest gift to me of all."
Thanks, Stephanie -- and thanks to all of our customers and friends who support us!