Set to open its doors in Summer 2016, Tricklebee Cafe will exist as a hub of joy, sustainable/healthy/affordable eating, and spiritual nourishment in its urban Milwaukee neighborhood just north of Washington Park. While operating as a competitive restaurant, Tricklebee Cafe is about serving organic/mostly-plant-based/local food, helping neighbors without jobs (especially those who have been deemed “difficult to employ”) become food servers and cooks, and offering a spiritually nourishing chapel-like space allowing for daily sacred encounters with God and neighbor, including opportunities for adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, and agape meals–ancient Christian gatherings.
Tricklebee Cafe is under the 501(c)3 of the Moravian Church in America, a protestant denomination comprised of folks who strive to live by these words: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love.”
As part of the One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) network, Tricklebee Cafe customers may volunteer in exchange for a meal. Customers may also “pay it forward,” allowing those with less financial means to have their meal cost supplemented by the generosity of others.
A 3-year lease has been signed at our cafe space (4424 W. North Avenue) and we will begin 6 months of renovation work to get it ready. Renovations will occur on set work days between Nov. 7, 2015-May 1, 2016. (See the WORK DAYS 2015-2016 PDF, and if you’re able to come help with a work day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. Thanks!)
If you or anyone you know with a passion for food justice would like to make a financial contribution to support Tricklebee Cafe’s start-up costs, you may do so safely by going to http://www.gofundme.com/tricklebeecafe.
Thanks in advance for your willingness to help this social business to get off the ground.
Keep manifesting miracles,
Pastor Christie Melby-Gibbons
Executive Director of Tricklebee Cafe