A new not-for-profit cafe
working toward food security in Lane County,
Our volunteer group, Lunch People, started in April 2020 when a couple of furloughed restaurant workers began cooking and serving free lunches in response to rising food insecurity during the pandemic.
We opened Acorn Community Cafe in early 2021 to expand our efforts toward sustainable, equitable access to quality food.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
Acorn Community Cafe is a new vegan cafe, coffee shop and food resource on Monroe Street in Eugene, Oregon. We sell delicious made-from-scratch meals, treats, coffee, and specialty drinks, offer a daily free lunch option, and cycle 100% of profit into our mission to combat hunger and build community resilience in Lane County.
Cafe sales and community donations fund our daily free meals, and will allow us to expand into offering an employment program for unhoused or at-risk youth in partnership with C.O.R.E.