paying it forward in troubled times
Soup Kitchen – Buy 1 for you and pay forward 2 more for someone doing it hard right now During these times we are mindful of how difficult things will be for our little charity cafe and the hospitality industry more generally. But then on top of that, there are those people in our community who were already doing it really tough, and for whom life has now got even just that bit harder. Like people experiencing homelessness - and heaven forbid how many more there may be after this pandemic subsides. So from today we are opening up our own Soup Kitchen, where $10 buys you a delicious hearty cup of soup, and more importantly also pays forward a cup for two other people in need. This will include our delivering soups for lunch to the Companions of the Vinnies men's crisis accommodation shelter down the road, who also eat their dinner here in our place every night. If there is enough broader support for this initiative, we will also be delivering to safe houses for victims of domestic violence, as well as to a number of other not for profit organisations housing and supporting vulnerable people in our community. We totally understand too of course that most of us are now isolating from home, so coming into the Café to grab your soup might not be very practical. Given that, we’d love to encourage you to do it anyway, then come and enjoy your soup whenever it suits down the track. Alternatively, if you are happy to provide all three soups to those in need, we can then make your payment a $10 tax deductible donation You can just pay us by card over the phone (call us on 8212 6111 8am - 3pm), or pay via direct transfer to our bank account as follows: Cafe Outside The Square Ltd BSB: 633 000 ACC: 161 439 591 Email your remittance to: email@example.com and we will arrange the rest. And if you yourself are doing it hard right now, please just wander along to the café and grab your free cup of soup, generously paid for by those within the community who still have the capacity to assist. We’d love you to share this post widely with others too please, so we can all do our little bit to help someone who needs it at the moment. And for now, while take away is allowed, our usual full menu is still available too, so we would love to see those of you who feel like swinging by for a takeaway meal or a cuppa! If and when takeaway outlets are locked down, we then hope to continue with the Soup Kitchen on a delivery basis, if there is enough support and demand for the concept. We hope you are all keeping well and taking good care of yourselves.
Lots of Love, Mike, Tim, & Paul @ Cafe Outside The Square xx