Six months later, we have reached over 7,000 meals! Just a couple of years ago we were averaging 70 Guests per Cafe. Lately we have been averaging 95 plus!
The Mission At Crescent City Cafe, we are inspired by the love of God to serve the poor and marginalized people of New Orleans with dignity while creating opportunities for young adults to serve our community, build relationships with our patrons and connect with one another.
The Vision Currently we serve a restaurant-style breakfast twice per month. Our vision is to expand to a full-service cafe where we would serve daily. While the existing meal is free and serves only those who are homeless and marginalized (along with our volunteers), the new Cafe will be a little different.
We plan to open a cafe where anyone can come eat. If they are able to pay, they will. If they cannot pay, but would like to give their time, they can do this instead. For those unable to do either, that would be an option as well.
While we are still figuring out the details, this is the general idea. There are several cafes like this around the country and we are excited to be starting the first one in New Orleans. Our Guests and Volunteers both greatly enjoy the time we currently spend eating together. We hope to continue fostering these relationships and believe the new Cafe will help these friendships go deeper.
Thank You To the many Volunteers and Donors who partner with us, we are so grateful to you for your commitment, sacrifice and dedication. You are making all of this happen. To our Leaders who put it all together each Cafe, “Thank you” is not enough. You are amazing!
To our Guests, we appreciate you so much. Thank you for joining us twice a month, sharing your stories, cares and concerns with us. We are honored.
Want to get involved with Crescent City Cafe? Email us and let us know. We’d love to plug you in. Thank you for serving with us.