Bread & Roses Café serves hot, nutritious meals to homeless men, women and children in a welcoming, restaurant-style atmosphere that fosters dignity and respect for each individual. Since its inception in 1989, the Café has provided meals in a comfortable, welcoming environment.
Each day, up to 150 homeless individuals eat at Bread and Roses Café. In place of a soup kitchen, guests are provided with the ambience of a restaurant where volunteers act as servers while diners eat a meal set at tables complete with tablecloths and fresh flowers.
In addition, Bread and Roses Café serves as a training site for students enrolled in St. Joseph Center’s Culinary Training Program, which offers 10 weeks of training in food service skills to adults with barriers to employment.
Last year, Bread and Roses Café served over 25,000 hot, nutritious meals to approximately 1,200 men, women, and children.
The program’s goals are to both provide sustenance and to connect homeless clients with the range of resources available through St. Joseph Center’s Homeless Service Center.