Rescuing Food for New York's Hungry
Nearly 20% of New Yorkers currently live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care and put food on their tables.
Now you can help, too. Drop some change into marked boxes at the check-out registers in all cafes. The money collected in these change boxes will be used to feed New York's hungry.
THE FRESH AIR FUND
Serving children since 1877
We also proudly support the Fresh Air Fund and their campers. All cafes recently participated in their popular "Career Workshop Saturday". We do about 2 workshops a year, but more importantly cater for them week after week.
Career Day for the teens included a brief intro to catering. They were divided into teams and given the opportunity to create their own dessert and fruit platter. They were also given hands on training to work the counter. For some this was a glimpse into how the restaurant business works and even a catalyst to pursue their dreams of becoming chefs and owners.
The teens took turns making salads and sandwiches for each other and we’re demonstrated by Cafe Beyond team members what it means to give the best customer service. They also were taught how to take down a delivery order and explained the steps it takes to expedite an order as quickly as possible. The day ended with a Q&A session and distribution of goodie bags.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Helping families stay close
Ronald McDonald House New York provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world.