After months of time in the "Think Tank", Provision's Board and Staff decided that we would accomplish our mission by (1) serving free meals in an engaging, welcoming space where all members of the community can dine with us, (2) inviting various local chefs to visit our facility to provide education and encouragement on food preparation, sustainable living practices, and the reduction of food waste, and (3) connecting members of the community who are able to donate their time and skills or talents with others in the community who seek support or mentoring in one or more areas of their lives through our Harvest program. We will fund these activities through a combination of grants and donations from individuals, foundations, businesses, and governmental entities.

Provision is dedicated to eliminating hunger, food waste, and social barriers in the Minneapolis community by providing daily dinners for all people, regardless of their ability to pay. Our food-service model is based in large part on the One World Everybody Eats (“OWEE”) community café model (see, which is used by several 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations around the United States, including (1) So All May Eat, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation (website:; (2) F A R M Cafe Inc., a North Carolina nonprofit corporation(website:; (4) Who Is My Neighbor, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit corporation (website: