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Appetite For Change offers leadership development training to young people who are interested in creating a local food system.
Appetite For Change offers leadership development training to young people who are interested in creating a local food system.
352 backers pledged $60,144 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Vision & Mission

Appetite For Change is a North Minneapolis based, grassroots nonprofit organization using FOOD as a TOOL for building HEALTH, WEALTH and SOCIAL CHANGE. AFC is a social enterprise that hosts community cooking workshops, builds urban farms and engages community to build a community-based food system. Appetite For Change also owns and operates Kindred Kitchen a shared rental kitchen incubating food businesses and Breaking Bread Café & Catering, a real food restaurant employing and training Northside youth. 

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Youth Programs

Community Cooks: Workshops
Based on a popular education model that brings people together to cook, eat, learn and discuss how food can be used as a tool for building health, wealth and social change. We have a youth group (ages 14-24) a pregnant and new mom group, a family group with people and children of all ages, and a preschooler group called Fresh Start Garden which integrates Community Cooks and a garden curriculum. 

Fresh Corners: Urban Agriculture
We have our Appetite For Growing garden, a youth-led urban farm growing food for our workshops. Our Fresh Corners initiative focuses on building a local food system and promoting health equity. We are building the capacity of urban farmers in North Minneapolis while increasing access to fresh produce in corner stores, restaurants and other small vendors. We also aggregate and sell produce at the West Broadway Farmer’s Market.

Good Food Movement: Community Engagement
Appetite For Change is leading The Good Food Advocacy Campaign, and working with youth food-justice leaders called Food Ambassadors on food justice policy and advocacy. We are developing leaders through training and outreach activities that support their efforts to build a good food movement in North Minneapolis. We also reach community members through various events including Food Labs, health fairs and other tabling opportunities.

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Kindred Kitchen: Food Business Incubation 

Kindred Kitchen is a shared commissary kitchen open to small food businesses who are looking for a commercial kitchen to launch or grow their business. The state-of-the-art 2,000 square foot, fully-loaded, commercial kitchen is rented by local food businesses like food trucks, caterers and value added product producers. Kindred Kitchen offers classes and technical support for start-up businesses that are looking to grow their reach or just get going.

Our History

Michelle Horovitz, whose family are Northside natives, envisioned Appetite For Change in 2011. In 2012 when Michelle met Co-Founders Latasha Powell and Princess Titus, long-time North Minneapolis residents, together they created Community Cooks and actually asked the people what they wanted the organization to do. Together, these women co-founded Appetite For Change and built AFC with a commitment to being a community-based and led organization that helps people increase their capacity to build racial, economic and social equity through food.

Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering

Breaking Bread makes traditional southern dishes with international flavors to honor the diverse cultures of North Minneapolis. This global-comfort food restaurant and catering operation is a social enterprise that increases access to real food in an area that lacks wholesome and delicious food options. We are adding energy to West Broadway Avenue by providing a new gathering place for the community, jobs and training for local residents and confidence to other entrepreneurs who will become inspired to create new businesses in North Minneapolis.

Through Breaking Bread we're developing our youth employment and training program to compliment the existing training we offer North Minneapolis youth and adults at Appetite For Change. The funds raised through this campaign will help us hire more youth from North Minneapolis and provide job training, soft skills and other education that will prepare them for the working world and a career in culinary arts, or another field of interest.

Why Kickstarter?

We've taken our project to Kickstarter in order to raise the funds needed to develop the youth training program and to ensure it can thrive. The money raised will go towards hiring and training young people in the program, staff to lead training, equipment and supplies.

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for startups and creative projects and it operates as an all-or-nothing system. This means we have to reach our goal by the deadline or else we raise nothing.

Rewards!

We have a number of great rewards available through the campaign for those who make a pledge. It all starts with produce items from the cafe, either for yourself or as a pay-it-forward deal. We then have some cool swag like t-shirts and hoodies. Then for those who are able to give generously there are a number of dining experiences for you to enjoy, some of which are exclusive only to this campaign. Several of these rewards are limited though so if there's something that catches your eye we encourage you to act fast!

We also encourage everyone, whether you're able to make a pledge or not, to please tell your friends about us on Facebook and Twitter, and urge them to help keep the momentum going. We understand that not everyone is in the position to be able to make a financial contribution to our effort, yet a simple share with someone you know could provide a huge boost toward us reaching our goal. Together, we’ll make this happen!

 

Risks and challenges

Some of our incentives are dependent on availability of the restaurants that are providing unique culinary experiences. The chef's tables and other dining package incentives will need to be coordinated by the supporter and the individual chef or restuarant they are going to be dining with. The chefs will be flexible within their limits.

Our t-shirts, hoodies and seed packets will be ordered in time to ship them to out-of-state supporters in September. Those in MN can pay for shipping or come to the cafe to pick up their products.

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    2lbs of free produce at Appetite For Change's Community Aggregation table located at the West Broadway Farmer’s Market

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    Closing Day Party for Two: Receive a ticket to our closing day party on July 18th at Breaking Bread Cafe where we'll have food, drinks, music, and members from the AFC Youth Team. In addition to your ticket we'll give one to a community member in need who would also like to attend the party.

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    Appetite For Change seed packet of herbs and FREE beverage or baked good at Breaking Bread Cafe

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    Pay it forward: a FREE meal at Breaking Bread Cafe will be given to a community member from North Minneapolis, and YOUR name on the wall of honor in the cafe

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    Pay it forward 2: a FREE meal at Breaking Bread Cafe will be given to a community member from North Minneapolis, and YOUR name on the wall of honor in the cafe

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    Appetite For Change seed packet of herbs a FREE pint of Talenti Gelato & a FREE beverage or baked good at Breaking Bread Cafe

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    Appetite For Change seed packet of herbs, YOUR name on our cafe wall of honor & a FREE beverage or baked good at Breaking Bread Cafe

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    Buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item at Breaking Bread Cafe, and YOUR name on our wall of honor in the restaurant.

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    Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt & a FREE baked good or beverage, and your name on the wall of honor in the cafe

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    Appetite For Change travel coffee tumbler that will get you $0.50 off every coffee you order at Breaking Bread Cafe when you use your thermal mug. PLUS you get buy-one-get-one FREE signature entree at the cafe AND your name on the wall of honer.

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    A ticket to a 4-course seasonal harvest meal at Breaking Bread Cafe created and prepared by Birchwood Cafe's Chef Marshall Paulsen and Chef Lachelle Cunningham of Breaking Bread. Featuring Northside grown local produce, the meal will be served by none other than Birchwood Cafe Owner and Food Social Entrepreneur Tracy Singleton along with Appetite For Change's Co-Founders: Latasha Powell, Princess Titus and Michelle Horovitz. PLUS your name on the cafe wall of honor.

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    An Appetite For Change or Breaking Bread custom-made embroidered hoodie, a FREE baked good or beverage, AND your name on the wall of honor in the restaurant

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    A ticket to a 4-course seasonal havest meal at Breaking Bread Cafe created and prepared by Birchwood Cafe's Chef Marshall Paulsen and Chef Lachelle Cunningham of Breaking Bread. Featuring Northside grown local produce, the meal will be served by none other than Birchwood Cafe Owner and Food Social Entrepreneur Tracy Singleton along with Appetite For Change's Co-Founders: Latasha Powell, Princess Titus and Michelle Horovitz.

    PLUS a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item at Breaking Brad Cafe, and Appetite For Change seed packet of herbs, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    An Appetite For Change custom-made embroidered hoodie, a Breaking Bread or AFC T-shirt, buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item AND your name on the wall of honor in the restaurant.

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    The Good Acre CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) bi-weekly share for 10 weeks, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on the wall of honor in the restaurant.

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    The Good Acre CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) bi-weekly share for 19 weeks, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on the wall of honor in the restaurant.

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    Fried Chicken Revival Experience: You and 7 companions will enjoy the authentic regional Carolina cuisine at Revival, a new North Loop restaurant by Nick Rancone of Corner Table. Enjoy a family style, southern dinner for 8 people including starters/salads, fried chicken, smoked pork shoulder, sides, biscuits and a pie for the table to finish for dessert. Your "Southern" hospitality experience will include sweet tea or sparkling/tap beverages.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    $1000 - Brasa Rotisserie at Home Experience: This in home catered dinner is good for 10 people. The meal will be served family style with an appetizer, sides, 2-meats and dessert with a demonstration from one of the Brasa chefs.

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    Spoonriver Brunch Experience: Indulge with brunch for 6 people on a beautiful Minneapolis Saturday at Spoonriver. Enjoy a Mill City Farmers Market tour with Chef/Owner Brenda Langton and a cooking class at Kitchen in the Market.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    The Burch Experience: Award winning Chef and Retauranteur Isaac Becker's Burch Steak is the best new steak house in the Twin Cities. 6 people will indulge in a specially designed menu created by chef Del Prado with parings.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    Sexy Chef Experience: Travail Kitchen & Amusements Chefs James Winberg, Mike Brown, Bob Gerken will shower you with deliciousness with a tasting menu for 6 people at Travail's Kitchen Table. You'll be mesmerized by 14-20 courses and beverages and take home 6 Sexy Chef Calendars.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    Linden Hills Tilia Experience: You won't have to wait for this table. Chef Steven Brown and his team at Tilia Restaurant in Linden Hills will create a 4 course custom-crafted menu for 6 guests.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    Best New Chef "Brut" Experience: Food and Wine Best New Chef duo Erik Anderson and Jamie Malone will offer you a 5 course menu for 8 people at their new restaurant Brut which hasn't even opened yet. WHAT?!? Relish a fall feast from these acclaimed chefs when Brut opens in the fall.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    Nighthawks' Birdie Experience: Treat yourself to dinner for 12 people at Birdie, a pop-up restaurant concept that will open within the new Nighthawks Restraurant on Nicollet and 38th, brain child of Landon Schoenfeld, Executive Chef of Haute Dish. Nighthawks will open in May of 2015 with Birdie to follow later this summer. This one-of-a-kind culinary experience will knock your napkins off!

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    Bachelor Roof-Farm Experience: Chef Paul Berglund and his team at the ever fabulous Bachelor Farmer will prepare a four course dinner with pairings for 8 people. This unique North Loop restuarant grows food on their rooftop farm, which you and your guests will get to see, and they will impress you with their tasty dishes that honor Minnesota’s Nordic heritage.

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    Heyday Family Style Experience: Jim Christiansen, a 2015 Food & Wine Best New Chef, and his team at Heyday will impress 8 guests with a family style meal at this fabulous LynLake location that boasts Scandinavian inspired, modern cuisine.

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    Heartland Chef Table Experience: Step into the kitchen of Lenny Russo at Heartland Restaurant in St. Paul and dine at his exquisite chef's table. Enjoy a personal experience with Chef Lenny and a menu that is especially created for you and your guests. Dinner for 6 people with beverage pairings.

    PLUS an AFC embroidered hoodie, Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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    The Spoon & Stable Experience: Can't get a reservation at the hottest new restaurant in Minneapolis? Never tried Chef Gavin Kaysen's amazing, award winning cuisine? Choose this reward, and your 7 closest friends or family members and you will be able to delight in a multi-course meal with beverage pairings in the private dining room of Spoon and Stable in the North Loop neighborhood. Chef Gavin Kaysen, a James Beard Award winner and Food & Wine Best New Chef, opened his own restaurant, Spoon and Stable, in Minneapolis, MN in November 2014 after working in the most notable restaurants in the world. Today, he helps the next generation of young culinarians refine their skills with the BKB Foundation. He serves as Team USA’s head coach in preparing for the biennial Bocuse d’Or showcasing the world’s best up-and-coming chefs.

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    The Bizarre Food Experience: Three-time James Beard award winning TV personality, chef, producer, writer and teacher Andrew Zimmern and Chef Gavin Kaysen, a James Beard Award winner and Food & Wine Best New Chef, have partnered for a truly unique reward. This dynamic duo will cook, serve and chat with 10 lucky people at this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. Andrew and Gavin will prepare 4 delicious dinner courses right here at Breaking Bread Cafe. They will not only cook, but serve the meal to you and your guests, plus sit and chat with you during your dessert course. Take photos with Andrew & Gavin and get an autograph on any of your items from the Andrew Zimmern SWAG bags (books, DVDs, t-shirt, etc.) that each guest will receive.

    Along with this unique food experience and swag bag, you also will get an Breaking Bread or Appetite For Change embroidered hoodie, T-Shirt, a buy 1 get one FREE signature entrée item, and your name on our wall of honor at the cafe.

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Funding period

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