Leading Community Partner: Community Cafe

April 12, 2016

Last year the Community Cafe, Bozeman's only "pay what you can" restaurant, provided more than 50,000 meals to guests.

Volunteers serve hot, nutritious dinners from 5-7 pm every night of the week. In March, the Cafe averaged 74 guests a night. 

We are proud to partner with the Community Cafe (a program of HRDC Bozeman) as one of our Leading Community Partners through our Deep Roots program. We are inspired by their efforts to bring people together over the common thread of food. By providing the option of "pay what you can," a healthy, hot meal becomes accessible to everyone.

Behind the scenes, the Cafe offers a culinary workforce course where students, led by local chefs, are introduced to cooking skills and working in a commercial kitchen. The students help prepare the dishes served to Cafe guests.

This Thursday, our Co-op is hosting a special Thai-inspired menu prepared by one of our own cooks, Kelly Walunis, with the help of culinary workforce students. In addition, Co-op Board members and staff will be serving dinner.

Thai Night at the Cafe

Thursday, April 14 from 5-7 pm

302 North 7th Avenue

The Co-op presents "Dinner's On Us" Thai Menu:

  • Lemongrass Soup
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Thai Pickled Vegetables
  • Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp
  • Thai Red Curry with Local Beef from Yellowstone Grassfed Beef
  • Bananas Poached in Coconut Milk

Interested in Supporting the Cafe? 

Join them for dinner!  By eating at the Cafe, you can help feed a neighbor in need. Simply pay the full amount of the suggested price for your meal, plus a little extra to “pay it forward.” If everyone does a little it will help a lot. 

You can also donate, volunteer, rent the facility or utilize the Cafe's catering services. Visit their website for more information. 

Co-op Deep Roots

In operation since 1979, the Co-op has deep roots in Bozeman. As a community-owned business, we believe that bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in our community is all part of being a good neighbor.

The Deep Roots project digs deep to give back to our community in meaningful and inspiring ways, with a commitment to “Respect the food, the people and the place.”

What other non-profit groups are doing amazing things in our community? Check out a full list of our Leading Community Partners.