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"Pay What You Can" Café Coming to Tulsa

Matt Trotter

Tulsa’s newest dining concept will focus on helping people facing food insecurity.

Stone Soup Community Venture founder Christy Moore says one in five Tulsans don’t know where their next meal will come from, but Tulsa’s Table community café will be a step further than charity.

"I believe there's another level to this that Stone Soup can bring by teaching and educating and empowering people," Moore said. "Grow your own food. Prepare your own food. We'll have some advocacy work that we'll be engaging in soon."

Tulsa’s Table will begin June 17 with once-a-month popup cafes where diners can pay with cash or volunteer hours. It’s a project of the Stone Soup Community Venture, and Moore says community donations and grants will be a big part of the plan.

"The One World Everybody Eats Foundation actually just granted us monies to purchase a cold-storage refrigerator, so as we receive donations, which we hope to receive as well, we can store those foods until our chef, Cat Cox, is able to prepare them," Moore said.

The café plans to feature local, organic food as much as possible.