The idea for the Foundation is simple: Feed healthy meals to children suffering from food insecurity, and while feeding them, increase their awareness, connection and excitement about the whole food they are eating. The Patachou Foundation, a non profit organization in Indianapolis, is partially supported with profits produced by Public Greens, a Patachou restaurant and microfarm opening soon on the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple. We are proud to employ an in-house farmer in partnership with Growing Places Indy. www.growingplacesindy.org
The Foundation, in keeping with Patachou Inc.’s original vision, will start small, adhere to smart growth strategies, make an early impact; and, in keeping with Patachou’s 2020 vision, be a radically different and radically better organization. Our goal for the Foundation is that, over time, we can feed more children; that additional Public Greens restaurants can be established to help fund The Patachou Foundation; and that our community can benefit from these actions in an impactful and transformative manner.
Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 7 p.m. on the campus of Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Our guest speaker is Veronika Scott, Founder and President of The Empowerment Plan. She has built an organization from the ground up, centered on a single idea: to design a coat specifically for the homeless. The self-heated and waterproof coat folds into a backpack and transforms into a sleeping bag to be used at night. That idea is now a system of empowerment in which homeless women are taught the skills necessary to make these coats, giving them an opportunity to earn money and gain back their independence and dignity, not only for themselves but for their families.
all profits from public greens urban cafeteria and microfarm, now open on the monon trail in broad ripple, will support the foundation with its profits, the only restaurant in the area to do this.