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Welcome to Harmony Cafe

Building a Thriving Community Through Wellness- Nutritious-  Social Engagement

Our Mission

Is to improve the health and wellbeing of any individual that seeks our services. We offer wellness education, access to healthy foods and social engagement. This ensures that all people have the resources they need to thrive and live a healthy live. 

Our Vision

A community where all people have access to nutritious meals, wellness with community support to live a happy and healthy life. 

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The Problems We Address 
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Lack of Affordable Food

Over 230,000 Long islanders are food insecure, 65,000 are children. 40% of Suffolk County
34% of Nassau County are not eligible for snap benefits. The need for food has increased by 50% since the pandemic. In March of 2023, the government cut pandemic increased snap benefits, The cost of living on LI is 47% higher than the national average.

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Lack of Healthy Lifestyle 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

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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.

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Food Waste

Food waste statics in the US In the United States, people waste 92 billion pounds of food annually, equal to 145 billion meals. They throw away over $473 billion worth of food annually. Shockingly, they waste 38% of all the food in America.

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Community-Led Solutions

Wellness Program that provides health education- cooking skills-healthy food- group support setting

The Feast Program was a very impactful learning experience. We were provided with all the necessary tools to eat healthy, learn about nutrition, and to also share the information with our 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 judgment.

New for 2024-Harmony Cafe's new improved wellness program. 

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It has been a great experience being able to participate in the Harmony Cafe program . I have learned a lot about healthy foods . Where to get them and how to prepare them . And also the benefits of eating healthy and what foods you should avoid . And most of the getting to meet and socialize and share things with a wonderful group of people . Rosemarie McCarthy and Maryellen have been awesome through out this program , helping and supporting and teaching . It has been a great experience, so happy that I am a part of it .

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Client Served

Our Events

  • MEAL EVENTS ARE COMING BACK
    MEAL EVENTS ARE COMING BACK
    Jul 25, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Yaphank, 244 E Main St, Yaphank, NY 11980, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Yaphank, 244 E Main St, Yaphank, NY 11980, USA
    We are bringing back our meal events with live music. Details are coming soon. Save the date July 25, 2024.
  • Plant Based Diet, learn about the benefits and how to incorporate my plants into your diet
    Plant Based Diet, learn about the benefits and how to incorporate my plants into your diet
    Jul 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Patchogue, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Patchogue, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, USA
    Have you heard about Meatless Mondays-No meat for the day. Learn about the benefits of cutting back on meat and using alternatives for protein.
  • New 4 Week Wellness Program
    New 4 Week Wellness Program
    Multiple Dates
    Sep 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Fortunate Hand, 17 W Oak St, Amityville, NY 11701, USA
    Sep 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Fortunate Hand, 17 W Oak St, Amityville, NY 11701, USA
    Wellness program that has three parts-Nutrition Education, Food Demo with Budget Friendly Recipe-Group Support Circle. (food ingredients given to be taken home)
  • Sugar, Fat and Sugar, How these nutrients affect our health
    Sugar, Fat and Sugar, How these nutrients affect our health
    Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 AM – 3:20 PM
    Patchogue, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 AM – 3:20 PM
    Patchogue, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, USA
    Learn how to control your sugar fat and salt intake. Learn how they affect your body. There are ways to improve and use of alternatives.
  • Decoding Food Labels
    Decoding Food Labels
    Jul 12, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Patchogue, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Patchogue, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, USA
    Mary Ellen Grims a Registered Dietician will decode it for you, break it down to simple terms. Learn to choose the correct food for a healthy life. Learn how to read all the information on a food label and about the impact processed foods can have on your body.
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Cafe Model Vision: 

Nonprofit Community Cafe that is open to the public serving nutritious meals by donation. All people are served, regardless of means. A gathering place that brings the community together to dine, connect and give back.

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Harmony & Health Series

We are planning NEW events and programs that benefit social- mental and the physical health of our community. 

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey! Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us as we strive to better serve and understand our community. We appreciate your input and look forward implementing changes based on your responses.

HOW CAN YOU HELP US ?

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Volunteer Your Time

Whether it's serving meals, assisting with events, or lending your expertise, volunteers are the heart of Harmony Cafe. Join our team and help us create a welcoming environment for all.

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Donate

Your generous donations enable us to continue providing nutritious meals, wellness education, and support services to those in need. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of others.

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Spread the Word

Help us raise awareness about Harmony Cafe and our mission to build a healthy community. Share our story on social media, tell your friends and family, and encourage others to get involved.

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Attend Events

Join us at our upcoming events and programs designed to promote social, mental, and physical health within our community. Your presence and participation make our events even more meaningful.

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