Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pay What You Can @ Destiny Community Cafe

Destiny Community Cafe is located at the Scotts Grand Reception & Corporate Center in North Charleston and represents the first Pay What You Can Cafe in the state of South Carolina. The cafe serves members of the lowcountry by providing healthy foods at fair prices and allows everyone to eat well. If a customer comes in and cannot afford to pay, they are simply required to volunteer an hour of their time by dishwashing, serving, or helping to clean up the restaurant. 

Scotts Grand is most well known for its event space often used for weddings, receptions, reunions and much more. The owners took note of the community and the food insecurity that affects so many and decided to do something about it. They became a member of One World Everybody Eats, a foundation whose dedication to ending food waste and divert food from various sources to cafes around the world. Scotts Grand is just one of many cafes that have been successfully offering these services since 2003. As of today, One World Everybody Eats has either directly or indirectly helped over 60 community cafes open and currently are working to open 20 more.  Most famously, rocker Jon Bon Jovi joined Panera in opening the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, whose sole purpose is to further the mission. 

A fundraising event will be held at Scotts Grand on March 20 to help bring awareness to the Soul Food Foundation and Destiny Community Cafe. The event will cater to everything food, ranging from a huge all you can eat seafood buffet to a veggie table. A soul food buffet accompanies the meal, and island caribbean beverages will be available for sale. Beer and wine will also be available. Doors open at 3:30 Tickets are now $52.24 and run out fast. Pick them up early! Children 12 and under are invited for just $5 but must purchase full price tickets to enjoy the seafood buffet.  Door prizes, food trucks, games and vendors will help to make this family event one you'll never forget!

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