Appetite For Change, as the founder of Breaking Bread Café, is building a youth-led food justice movement. The social problem that we seek to address with our projects in North Minneapolis is lack of real-food access, jobs, and opportunities for teens to engage in community-development. The North Minneapolis community is over-saturated by fast food and corner store options. The accompanying jobs deficit that goes along with the absence of a sustainable and community-owned food system makes meaningful youth engagement difficult.
Breaking Bread Café seats 60 persons in the indoor dining room and 40 persons on the seasonal outdoor patio. A service counter and curbside parking allows for Breaking Bread Café to provide easy, fast take-away orders. A corporate boxed lunch and catering program is established to extend our services beyond the West Broadway location. We use some space in Kindred Kitchen, which is a shared commercial kitchen that small food businesses can rent.