Feed All Regardless of Means (F.A.R.M.) Cafe is a donate-what-you-can restaurant in Boone, NC, where no one is denied a meal due to an inability to pay. Individuals unable to make suggested donations are encouraged to volunteer an hour of their time in exchange. Patrons unable to contribute time or a monetary donation can utilize “pay-it-forward tokens” (purchased by other patrons) at the cafe.
In May of 2018, the cafe launched its food recovery and redistribution program, F.A.R.M. Full Circle. In its first year of operation, staff and volunteers diverted over 15,000 of usable foods from the landfill and distributed over 20,000 servings of produce and prepared meals to agencies serving food insecure individuals at no charge.