FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2019
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CAFE' APPALACHIA CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF SERVING A GREATER PURPOSE WITH EVERY MEAL
CHARLESTON, WV – On Tuesday, July 23, Café’ Appalachia will be celebrating their first year in operation with customers, staff, partners, and donors. In the last 12 months, people from throughout West Virginia and even other states, have helped the organization and their primary mission of helping women in recovery.
“When people come to the Café for breakfast or lunch, they become part of our efforts to combat the addiction epidemic that has ravaged our communities,” Cheryl Laws, Executive Director of Pollen8, LLC, the nonprofit that created the Café,” said “These women have acknowledged where they’ve been, and they are ready to reach their full potential. We’re a conduit to helping them move forward in this journey of life.”
Café Appalachia partners with other nonprofits to provide skills training, support during recovery, and an environment where they can continue their journey to long-term sobriety. The nonprofit also provides catering services.
All the food is locally sourced. Some of the produce comes from the Café’s garden; which is on site and visitors can see and enjoy while seated on the patio. Produce also comes from Paradise Farms, part of the Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA). The meals are designed to be a healthy, flavorful, and proportional.
All revenue generated at the restaurant goes back into programming and services but doesn’t meet all the needs.
“Since our primary source of support is from the community, our fundraising efforts extend beyond meals at the Café.” Sara McDowell, a board member, said. “We know there are people out there looking to be part of the solution to the problem of addiction, and this is an opportunity for them to put their support into an organization that is achieving success.”
If you would like to support Café Appalachia, the restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They provide catering services and delivery within the local area, and donations are accepted on their website, www.cafeappalachia.com/donate.
If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, please call 844-HELP4WV or text 844-435-7498.