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Social Justice

October Share the Plate – Tricklebee Cafe

Tricklebee Cafe is our October Share the Plate recipient. Since 2016, Tricklebee Cafe has been operating in the Sherman Park neighborhood as a pay-what-you-can non-profit community cafe. There are over 60 of these kinds of cafes in the U.S., Tricklebee being the first one in Milwaukee. Their vision states: “By providing fresh, healthy, locally-grown food to anyone regardless of ability to pay, we address food insecurity by feeding the immediate need of hunger, while providing resources to educate and inspire people to make a habit of healthy eating.”

Customers at the non-profit cafe are given a suggested price range that covers the cost of the meal, usually between $5 and $7 dollars, but it is not required. Customers can still get a meal by paying just what they can afford and also have the option of volunteering at the cafe for their meal. The menu is made up largely of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free offerings. Local suppliers, like Three Sisters Community Farm, Wellspring Farm, and Morning Glory Farm donate seasonal vegetables. Alice’s Garden donates fresh herbs and teas, while Beevangilists donates honey. Tricklebee Cafe is part of the One World Everybody Eats Network along with over 60 cafés across the U.S. To view their menu or to learn how you can become more involved, please check out their website at

Cash collected in the plate will be shared 50/50 between the Tricklebee Cafe and First Church. To donate only to the Tricklebee Cafe, please write a check directly to Tricklebee Cafe and we will mail it for you. Parents and guardians, please talk with your children about how even small donations help.

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