You can help the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen & enjoy some David’s Pizza at the same time!
Today, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10% of ALL Purchases at David’s Pizza (803 W. Mallon) will be donated to the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant!
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant was established in 1988, serving weekly meals to 15-20 women and children in the basement of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The idea for the restaurant came from a local college student who, in her research, discovered the need and lack of a dedicated place for women and children to receive a meal in a place safe from domestic violence and other abuses.
WCFR continued to serve meals in the church’s basement until May of 2015. On June 2, 2015, we opened the restaurant in our new facility located at 1408 N. Washington. We purchased the former Center Pointe building in July of 2014 and renovated the kitchen, offices and dining room. We now welcome thousands of women and children to the restaurant annually. Respect, dignity and a sense of community continue to be core values of our work and are an integral part of the services we offer.
Over the past 28 years, WCFR’s mission statement has been refined as follows: Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen is a vital safety net that fills nutritional gaps for women and children in need while fostering dignity and respect, both within our restaurant and in the community.