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Community Cafes

Working with Community Cafés

Crisis Fareshare community cafe

Now, more than ever, small independent caterers - particularly those that serve low-income communities - need support on how to be environmentally and economically sustainable while managing spiralling costs. However, such support is increasingly difficult to come by, especially for businesses already struggling to make ends meet.  

Since October 2012 Ethical Eats had a special focus on community cafés that serve people from diverse, low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds, especially those established to support marginalised groups such as the elderly, people with mental health or drug and alcohol issues, ex-offenders, and homeless people. 

During 2013, we ran a series of events and workshops (see a report in our previous events section), and also creating tailor-made factsheets for community cafés, to help them become more environmentally and economically sustainable. As a result of the events, and consultation with the community cafes and expert social enterprise advisors, we published the following factsheets, on themes such as marketing & promotion, getting the food right, money matters, and your people. Click on the covers below to find out more and to download the PDF guides.

Cracking Community Cafes: Getting the food rightCracking Community Cafes: Promoting your cafeCracking Community Cafes: Money matters!Cracking Community Cafes: Your people

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