Help Big Big Table Open!

Everybody Eats. Everybody Gives. Everybody Matters.

A fundraising campaign for Big Big Table Community Café

Update: A BIG BIG STRETCH GOAL

We are feeling the love, and want to keep the momentum strong. In addition to the funds needed to secure our commercial kitchen equipment, we are now adding 6 months of rent to our goal, an additional $5,100, which brings our total goal up to $11,810, with 22 days still to go!


The One World Everybody Eats “Guide To Starting a Community Cafe” strongly suggests raising the first 6 months of operating capital before opening, so adding in our rental costs is an important part of our overall funding strategy.

We are excited to announce our first giving partner, City of Light Publishing, who is generously donating a complementary copy of “Nickel City Chef” (valued at $24.99) for anyone who contributes at the $50 Bacon Backer level or higher, to help us meet this stretch goal. We are still looking for additional creative partnerships and matching opportunities! If you want to get involved in a special way, we would love to hear from you. #joinusatthetable



Help Us to Open WNY’s First

Pay-As-You-Can Community Café!

Big Big Table Community Café, Inc. is preparing to open our doors to serve Buffalo, NY! As a community café, Big Big Table will offer delicious, nutritious lunches for everybody, regardless of ability to pay. Our mantra is: “Everybody eats. Everybody gives. Everybody matters.”



Unfortunately just as we identified our location and were preparing to open, the COVID-19 pandemic halted our efforts. Instead of feeling defeated, we are using this time to GET READY to FEED Y’ALL — a need which we know will be felt all the more in the wake of this pandemic. 

Our space (272 Hudson Street, 14201) is close to move-in ready, but we need your help and support. The previous restaurant owner has offered an incredible deal ($7,500), selling all of her equipment at a fraction of the cost to support a good cause. We have already raised $790.00 from the Big Big Online Beer Bash and we have $6,710 to go! If we raise more than our goal, the funds will go toward other costs associated with opening. We are asking our community --you!-- to chip in so that when the state opens again, we are able to open our doors and welcome Buffalo in!

With a pay-as-you-can model, Big Big Table is a dignified response to hunger in our community.

We are a member of One World Everybody Eats, a network of 60+ organizations feeding their neighbors! Once we open, Big Big Table will be able to run as a sustainable model with ongoing food sales, volunteer labor, and in-kind donations.

Big Big Table will reduce hunger and food insecurity in our region, nourishing body and soul while bringing people together as a community.


With pay-as-you-can pricing and a significant volunteer component in day-to-day operations, everyone is given a chance to earn what they need by giving what they can. Please - give what you can, and help us by asking others to do the same. We look forward to feeding you!

#everybodyeats #everybodygives #everybodymatters #Buffalove #CityofGoodNeighbors #endhunger #eatlocal #togetherapart

A Big Big Stretch Goal

May 21, 2020

We have decided to announce a STRETCH goal!

We are feeling the love, and want to keep the momentum strong. In addition to the funds needed to secure our commercial kitchen equipment, we are now adding 6 months of rent to our goal, an additional $5,100, which brings our total goal up to $11,810, with 22 days still to go!

The One World Everybody Eats “Guide To Starting a Community Cafe” strongly suggests raising the first 6 months of operating capital before opening, so adding in our rental costs is an important part of our overall funding strategy.


We are excited to announce our first giving partner, City of Light Publishing, who is generously donating a complementary copy of “Nickel City Chef” (valued at $24.99) for anyone who contributes at the $50 Bacon Backer level or higher, to help us meet this stretch goal. We are still looking for additional creative partnerships and matching opportunities! If you want to get involved in a special way, we would love to hear from you. #joinusatthetable

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About the Organization

Big Big Table Community Café

We are opening a Community Café: A lunchtime restaurant where you eat delicious, nutritious food and pay-as-you-can. We are welcoming to anybody and everybody.

Your donation will help us open our doors, and have the table set, for all people. Thank you!