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#WATWB : A Place at the Table


A Place at the Table is a restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina where customers pay what they can. 27-year-old Maggie Kane started the restaurant after she graduated from college. Eighty percent of the customers pay the suggested price. Some pay more, some pay less, and some volunteer for their meal. A Place at the Table will soon be celebrating its one year anniversary and has given away almost 7,000 meals.


Another pay-what-you-can cafe is located in Boone, NC. The F.A.R.M. Cafe is a non-profit restaurant. You can learn more here: . Since I have family in Boone, I hope to visit the F.A.R.M. Cafe sometime in 2019. Maybe some day every city and town will have a pay-what-you-can restaurant.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

22 thoughts on “#WATWB : A Place at the Table

  1. I love the idea of the “pay what you can” restaurants. This keeps people from going hungry while maintaining their dignity. Sometimes people say they don’t want to enable those begging for money to eat. This covers the problem at least for some.

    • Thanks for clarifying some things I love about this idea, I don’t give people money, but I have given out granola bars on occasion. Food is a basic necessity.

  2. What a great idea – I hope other restaurants take this on board JoAnna. People would pay fairly of this I’m sure and it sends out a message to diners and others that they are to be trusted. Thanks JoAnna!

  3. Another marvellous project, JoAnna

  4. Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Love, love, love this! Maggie has a wonderful heart and I give her a huge ovation for feeding her community. I stand on the serving side in a local meal program and I also wonder how these people came to be without the means to eat three meals a day. I’m glad to see that Maggie has placed her wonder and compassionate into a positive endeavor. Thanks for this post and video, JoAnna.

  6. I’m behind….two broken arms make keeping a schedule hard. I hope to still participate this month.

    • I’m sorry about your broken arms and hope they are healing well. It’s absolutely understandable you being behind. just the fact that you’re still here on WP is admirable and enough. Sending love and light. โค

  7. It’s great that this restaurant provides a nice place for people to dine no matter their finances. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. What a lovely idea. The world needs more such initiatives

  9. That’s a crazy way to run a restaurant! I have never heard of it but I love it. The initiative, the generosity, the love. “I believe I’m on this earth to love people. I believe I’m on this earth to spend every single day making people feel valued, important and included in society. I want everyone to feel like they have a place.”
    Thank you for posting this inspiration, JoAnna. I’m glad I visited you here. Thanks.

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