Our mission is to empower our guests by providing wellness, education, and access to affordable nutritious foods, in a socially engaging environment that creates a healthy life.
Lack of Access To Affordable Healthy Food
Overall: Over 38 million Americans (11.8 percent) lived in households that struggled against food insecurity, or lack of access to an affordable, nutritious diet. This represents a 9 percent increase from 2019.
Lack of Healthy Lifestyle Tools and Skills
According to a report written by a panel of national nutrition experts, a lack of knowledge on nutrition can negatively affect our health in the long run. In fact, they claim that poor nutrition is the leading cause of illness in the US
Lack of Social Support
Social support groups can impact and influence your attitudes and behaviors. If your social group tends to value exercising or eating nutritious foods, you will likely be affected by these views and actions. A study from Bingham Young University found that people with social relationships live 50 percent longer than people who are more socially isolated.
Lack of Healthy Lifestyle Skills
Community Cafe Model
We envision a community in which all people have access to high-quality, locally sourced nutritious, affordable food and the skills to live a healthy life.
Why It Matters
Most people in the United States don’t eat a healthy diet and consume too much sodium, saturated fat, and sugar, increasing their risk of chronic diseases. For example, fewer than 1 in 10 adolescents and adults eat enough fruits or vegetables. In addition, 6 in 10 young people aged 2 to 19 years and 5 in 10 adults consume at least one sugary drink on any given day.
My experience in the program has been extremely positive. I hope more people can learn about it and participate. Learning to eat healthy food and sharing weekly with others in this group has encouraged me to try other plantbased recipes and offer these foods to my family. Thank you to the volunteers and sponsors for offering this program"
Started to eat more vegetables and whole grains and whole foods as opposed to ultra a processed food. Learned to make the most out of the ingredients and make meals that last for several days and can be added to other meals.
The Feast Program was a very impactful learning experience. We were provided all the necessary tools to eat healthy, learn about nutrition and to also share the information with are family and friends. Being a part of the Feast Program also gave me a safe space to talk about my eating disorder and ask questions with no judgement.
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Hear From Our Community
Harmony Cafe has been instrumental in the Covid response in our community, providing food to those in need. The leadership is inventive, creative and flexible.
Caryn Wayne S.
Harmony Cafe is so generous helping me and others in our community. We appreciate it so much.
Louise Paone R.
I follow thus group on FB since the pandemic and I am so impressed by the work they have done during these difficult times for the hungry in our community.