Spread the word!!


Hey hey!

Here is what is going on in September:

All Vegan Open Markets & Community Meals:

Thursdays 9/07, 9/14, & 9/21. 5-8pm, Zion Community Commons 1697 Lafond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104.

Spread the word about the Open Market Program, and please invite your networks to join you as a monthly sustaining supporter of this program! Text, email, post on the socials this link here: https://www.patreon.com/TheCollectiveCommunityDinner?fan_landing=true

“Pay what you want/can” Vegan, GF, Nut Free, & Corn Free Community Dinners:

Tuesday, 9/12, 11a-8pm, 1697 Lafond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104.

Benefiting the Zion Lutheran Church Food Justice Initiatives and Thursday Afternoon Health and Wellness Program.

Tuesday, 9/26, 4:30-8:30pm, Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104.

Benefiting Karuna Community MN: https://www.karunacmn.org/

As always for the Community Dinners, preorders are encouraged!! Please have all preorders sent to eurekacompassveganfood@gmail.com by 8am the day before the Community Dinner. You do not need to be contributing by card to preorder!! When preordering, please let us know a window of time for pick up, how many meals you will need, and if you plan on bringing your own to-go containers or are going to be dining in. Cash contributions are accepted on the day of the Community Dinner. You can contribute with a card by preordering and letting me know how much to invoice you for.

Here are four simple ways you can help make the Community Dinners more impactful:

1. Preorder by 8am the Monday before the Community Dinner!

2. Bring your own take out containers or dine in!

3. Contribute in cash to cut out all processing fees!

4. Spread the word!!


Saturday, 9/9, Caydence Fest 3! I’ll be over on the Rockin’ Eastside with John from XmarX serving up food starting at 3pm that day. You do not need a ticket to the festival to get food from us, but if you are interested in more information about Caydence Fest, you can find it here: https://caydencemn.com/event/caydence-fest-2023-tba/

Finally, looking ahead, there will be no events in October. I am taking a hiatus the first part of October and then focusing on building the community solidarity and engagement around the Patreon, Open Market Program, and expanding the capacity of this all-vegan grocery distribution resource for our community.

We have big plans for November, including another Day Before Thanksgiving All Vegan Open Market & Community Dinner on Wednesday, 11/22. We already have $447.36 in the Venmo coffers to stock that Open Market. Any Acts of Solidarity through the Chef Collective Venmo are going towards stocking that resource for the community. Last year, almost $2500 was gathered in solidarity by the community to provide the All Vegan Open Market on 11/23/22, and we did not start the campaign for that until November of last year. So, to be at almost $500 already is some real progress.

All are invited to send any amount of solidarity through the Chef Collective Venmo: @Chef-Collective-1123. We are currently 2952 more $2.22 Acts of Solidarity away from our $7000 goal for stocking the Open Market that day. “$2.22 Tuesday”!! Let’s do it!

Thank you,


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