February Newsletter


Unity Tables February Newsletter

Dear friend, 

I am so excited to share our first newsletter with you!  We just got back from a productive business trip and are looking forward to an exciting next phase of our work.  In January, we traveled to Denver, Colorado to help lead the annual One World Everybody Eats summit, at which we announced the release of a new manual for community cafes, created with Unity Tables' support.  Unity Tables is the official training partner of One World Everybody Eats, a growing network of over 60 cafes around the world. While in Colorado, we also facilitated a workshop at Naropa University, helping students transform their campus cafe. Read on to learn about these accomplishments as well as next month's launch of a new cycle of trainings to help community cafe leaders design business plans and make their cafes thrive.  Thanks for being a part of this movement.  Please consider following us on Facebook, spreading the word, joining a training, or donating today!


Ari Pliskin 

Executive Director

Unity Tables Cafe Incubator graduates develop leadership at annual gathering.

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Community Cafe Incubator!

The best value for making your project thrive!

The Unity Tables Incubator is a year-long training program geared to provide you with the best support for your community cafe. Participate in monthly webinars, get customized feedback on your business plan, receive 1-on-1 coaching, and join our Community of Practice, with peer coaching, topical conference calls, and a sense of connection to the community cafe movement! Learn more HERE.


Adoption by community cafes of "Healthy Seasonal foods" (one of the One World Everybody Eats Core Values) reflects broader shifts in how we eat.

Unity Tables provides guidance to help cafes take advantage of these consumption shifts, while creating viable businesses. 

The Washington Post highlights a slew of evidence that illustrate these changes.

Despite expensive marketing, soda sales drop (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

More than half of U.S. farmers market managers  reported an increase in customers and sales. (Jay Paul/For The Washington Post)

QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) Magazine explains that fast food chains struggle to catch up to new consumer demand for fresh ingredients.


Unity Tables News

Naropa University Envisions Community Cafe
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After completing a workshop with Unity Tables, Naropa University may be the first higher education institution to join a global movement that is transforming how people eat around the world. READ MORE

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Over MLK Jr. Weekend, Unity Tables attended the One World Summit in Denver, CO. It was an inspiring event that brought together leaders from around the nation who are planning or running pay-what-you-can cafes. READ MORE


Interactive Webinars 
2pm-4pm EST
1st Wed. of every month

March: Fundraising
April: Strategic Plan
May: Community Engagement
June: Structure
July: Volunteers
August: Budget
September: Board
October: Pay-What-You-Can Pricing
November: Food
December: Staff

Community Conference Call
2pm-4pm EST
3rd Wed. of every month

Next Call = March 16th

Bearing Witness to Food Fall 2016 

Join the discussion at the One World Everybody Eats Facebook page!