- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Organizers say they’ve found a permanent home for a nonprofit community restaurant in central Kentucky that offers home-cooked meals and a mission.

Grace Café will be located at 219 S. Fourth St. in Danville and will allow customers to pay what they can.

“It’s perfect,” said Grace Café Director Rochelle Bayless, who made the announcement Thursday during a faith community luncheon. “It’s warm and welcoming and I can just imagine everyone coming here. It’s far enough from Main Street so that those who have little will feel less intimidated to come and yet it’s also close enough to Main Street to encourage business folks to come.”

The mission of the café is to end hunger in Boyle County by welcoming and serving patrons in a respectful and dignified manner, regardless of their ability to pay.

Bayless told The Advocate-Messenger (https://bit.ly/1tQu11P) that there’s no opening date yet, but she is excited to have a place to call home.

“We still have to raise $75,000,” said Bayless. “Our startup goal was $100,000 and we have a quarter of that which is fabulous. We also had a very generous benefactor, who came up with six months of rent for us, which we are grateful for, and gives us some breathing room while we fit out the location.”

It would be one of the first such eateries in Kentucky based on a model developed by the One World Everybody Eats Foundation. The cafe says it will offer “delicious, fresh, locally-sourced, organic-when-possible, highly-nutritious food” to customers.


Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger, https://www.centralkynews.com/amnews

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