Cafe Reconcile, which is a nonprofit cafe in Central City New Orleans, will host a Pay What You Can day this Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
The cafe acts as a training center for young people who have faced hardships, providing them skills and mentoring, and while the cafe does fine with usual diners like business owners and tourists, they would like more neighborhood involvement.
In an interview with “The Advocate” newspaper, the interim executive director Stewart Young shared the following, “This is a way for us to open the doors, show more people in the community what we do, maybe recruit more of them for our program.”
The menu for tomorrow is white beans with pork chips, catfish with potato salad, Mandarin salad and bananas Foster bread pudding. Patrons can pay as much as much as they afford or like. The promotion will run from 11-2:30 pm.
Since Young took over in January, the cafe is implementing more programs and activities to involve previous students and supporters. They have also began gone back to cooking items on the menu from scratch. The organization reports that since they have gone back to scratch cooking, visits to their counsellors from the youth has decreased.
If you are in New Orleans and in the area, be sure to check them out.