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Students to host volunteer interest meeting for FARM Café

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Article Published: Nov. 3, 2011 | Modified: Nov. 9, 2011
Students to host volunteer interest meeting for FARM Café


Appalachian State University students will hold a volunteer interest meeting for FARM Café, a non-profit restaurant where all may eat regardless of their ability to pay, on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The goal of the meeting is to provide information for potential volunteers for the nonprofit. The meeting is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community interested in becoming involved with FARM Café.

FARM Café will be largely volunteer-based and therefore needs the support of the community in its operation, organizers of the meeting said.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the McRae Peak Room of the Plemmons Student Union on ASU’s campus. A free raffle for local gift cards and prizes will be held for attendees. Anyone interested in becoming involved with FARM Café is encouraged to attend to learn more about volunteer opportunities, upcoming fundraisers and the organization in general.

FARM Café is located in Boone. The organization’s mission is to build a healthy, inclusive community by providing high-quality meals produced from local sources and served in a restaurant where everybody eats regardless of means.

The organization is part of a national movement called One World Everybody Eats, a successful business concept designed to help relieve hunger at the local level. The model gives diners the opportunity to make a donation for their meal based on a suggested price menu, volunteer at the restaurant in exchange for their meal, or simply pay nothing.

FARM Café recently secured a location at Boone Drug Downtown, located across from Mast General Store on King Street. The café will open in April 2012 on the diner side of Boone Drug.The information session is sponsored by students in ASU’s Department of Communication. They are members of a public relations practices class who selected FARM Café as their community client for a semester-long campaign.

For more information about the interest meeting, contact Molly Thompson at (thompsonmf@appstate.edu) or call (704) 577-7267. To learn more about FARM Café, visit http://www.farmcafe.org.

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