26,734 meals served since opening in July of 2015.
7,914 meals served to-date in 2017
15,403 meals served in 2016.
In 2016, an average of 57 meals served per day. The record is 134 meals served in one day.
In 2017, 258 unduplicated volunteers have worked for a total of 2,356 hours.
Of those, 137 individuals have worked for a total of 503 hours in exchange for meals. Volunteers have worked a total of 671 of required community service hours. Volunteers have worked a total of 1,181 voluntary community service hours.
In 2016, 449 unduplicated volunteers worked a total of 3,422 hours.
Of those, 160 individuals have worked a total of 1,036 hours in exchange for meals.
To-date, average amount paid/donated for a meal: $10.01. The average ticket order is $12.87. Meaning, there is a gap of $2.86 between the suggested donation/price and what is actually being donated/paid. This is a reflection of our mission at work – people who are paying what they can or volunteering in exchange for a meal.
Currently, 64% of the Café’s annual budget comes from what people are donating/paying for their meals. Every year, we must raise the remaining 36% from individual donors, corporate sponsors, local, state, and national funders, and special events.
To-date, Grace Café has the support of 266 individual donors, including 22 monthly sustaining donors.
The Café receives support from 14 local faith communities, and 14 national, state, and local corporate partners and funders including: TJX Foundation, Hobart Corp., KY Welfare Foundation, Trim Masters Foundation, Community Trust Bank, Farmer’s National Bank, Bluegrass Chiro, Bob Allen Motor Mall, Stuart Powell Lincoln/Ford/Mazda, Good Foods Coop and the National Christian Foundation.
Since opening, Grace Café has invested $46,215.86 in local agriculture by buying direct from local farmers, growers, and artisan producers.
Grace Café’s 2017 Operating Budget when broken down into four main categories, reflects the following expenses: