Visit Raleigh 2018 | Official Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County - 16
Regardless of means
A Place at the Table
Food with a conscience
Wouldn't it be good if everyone could have a place
to eat, together? Maggie Kane believes so, and
she's spent most of her young life working to that
end. She grew up in Raleigh where she volunteered
at soup kitchens. While in college, she worked at
a day center that provided space and meals for
Simply put, food is essential for life. It nourishes and sustains. But it is more
than that. It is a common bond, a uniting force. We encourage you to seek
out these special places, to thank them for caring and to join them however
you can to advance our common goals.
While these places provided important services,
Maggie felt there was something missing-a sense
of community around the table. She set out to
More than a meal
Carroll's Kitchen, which opened in the fall of
2016 at the corner of Martin and Wilmington
Sts., is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission
to help women who are leaving homelessness
or incarceration. They strive toward this goal by
creating opportunities for single women. Those
opportunities come in the form of work at the
restaurant, job training, life skills and housing.
"The women here come to us through
partnerships we have with other organizations
and with social workers," says Sara Acosta,
Carroll's Kitchen's communications director.
"During their time in our program, they receive
job training not only for restaurant skills like
prep and baking but also life skills like time
management and budgeting. When their year
is coming to an end, we continue to help them
transition into the job force."
Everyone on the team is excited about adding
a second location (Morgan Street Food Hall,
opening spring of 2018), giving them the chance
to help more women while serving up
The caring crunch
1 in 6 Snacks/Carolina Kettle
When Josh Monahan graduated from N.C. State
in 2017, he had already launched his company,
1 in 6 Snacks, and had a clear vision of his future.
It was a vision shaped by his family's 65 years
in the snack food industry and his desire to
continue the tradition.
A Place at the Table
Today, after years of planning and research, Raleigh
has A Place at the Table, a pay-what-you-can café
serving breakfast and lunch. The menu is presented
with suggested prices, and diners have the option
to pay that price, to pay more, to pay less or to
volunteer as payment for their meal.
"This truly is Raleigh's community café," says
Maggie. "We have seen so much support from
individuals who pay more or pay for others' meals
and from businesses like Carolina Kettle and Larry's
Coffee that have donated products. Everyone helps
how they can."
But Josh wanted to do more than just open
another snack food company. He wanted it to
mean something. He wanted to give back to his
community and to the world.
"The name 1 in 6 Snacks represents the one in
six people in America who do not know where
their next meal will come from, and we are out
to change that statistic!" says Josh. "The first
product that we offer is Carolina Kettle potato
chips, and with each bag sold, we donate a
portion of the proceeds to the food bank. We
donate a nickel for each 2-oz. bag sold and a
dime for each 5-oz. bag."
Currently Carolina Kettle has six unique flavors
available online and in their retail store. Josh is
working to secure more locations.
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