The “Pay what you can” coffee shop, run by the Triad Church, helps fund the mission to feed those in need
DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – Hope City Church helps you meet your caffeine needs while tackling the growing problem of food insecurity.
The Davidson County Church recently opened Hope Coffee Co. The café is located inside the church on Motsinger Road in Wallburg, where it is run by former educator Charles Myers.
“I felt called to serve, but I did not feel led to become a preacher,” Myers said. “I feel like I’ve found my niche as a barista in a café.”
While the space looks like an ordinary cafe, with people sitting at tables and typing on their laptops, and a menu of items like lattes and ice-cream drinks, there are no prices on the blackboard. But there is a phrase: “Pay what you can.” Jamie Via is the director of Hope Food Co. She explained what “pay for what you can” means.
“All money goes to a good cause to feed those in need in the community,” said Via.
The “Pay what you can” concept funds the church’s mission to feed the hungry with its Hope City Food Truck.
“We love working with a lot of nonprofits,” said Via. “To be able to help these people is a matter close to our hearts and grateful to be able to do this with the help of the community.”
Hope Coffee Co. has only been in business for a few weeks, but has made an enormous contribution to combating food insecurity in Piedmont.
“Our hearts and souls are all about giving back,” said Myers. “We’re not trying to make money. We want to give something back to the community and we are on a mission for them. “
The goal this year is to provide 20,000 meals. To date Hope City Church has provided over 10,400 meals.
You can find more information about the Food Mission at Click here.
Hope Coffee Co. is located in Hope City Church at 758 Motsinger Road in Wallburg. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reopened from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. They are open on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.