Join us every second Saturday for Community Breakfast, when we donate half of our breakfast sales from 8 am to noon to the featured non-profit!
Pondicheri partners with a few organizations every year to give back to our community, especially toward disenfranchised women & children. These breakfasts are one way that our guests can enjoy nourishing food while learning about & contributing to an organization that they may not have been familiar with before! To be considered as a beneficiary for 2018, please e-mail all relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JANUARY 14 / APRIL 8 / JULY 8 / OCTOBER 14
Rescuing & rehabilitating human trafficking survivors in Nepal, Uganda & the Philippines with the goal of restoring them to a life full of hope.
In Nepal, She Has Hope operates a rehabilitation home in Kathmandu where rescued women receive counseling, medical care, room & board, literacy classes & become proficient in several craftmaking, seamstress, cooking & gardening skills through daily coursework. In 2012, the program broadened to include the Philippines & Uganda. In all 3 project locations, the organization conducts an ongoing human trafficking awareness campaign to educate at-risk girls, while also providing empowerment for their mothers through craft skill & development. All proceeds from the sales of their handmade crafts directly support their programs, which can be purchased online & will be for sale in our Bake Lab + Shop during Community Breakfast!
Creating communities of health by delivering fresh fruits & vegetables to families & schools
FEBRUARY 11 / MAY 13 / AUGUST 12 / NOVEMBER 11
The mission of Brighter Bites is to create communities of health through fresh food. Brighter Bites began with a vision: to bring a produce co-op to schools in underserved communities identified as "food deserts" that included an educational component. Every week, Brighter Bites heads to these sites & distributes fresh, seasonal produce for participants to pick up & take home at no cost. The goal is to change behavior among low-income children & their families to prevent obesity & achieve long-term health. Brighter Bites is a comprehensive, multi-component school, preschool & after-school program that utilizes reliable access to fruits & vegetables, nutritional education & consistent exposure to recipes & messages that feature fresh food. Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Bites has delivered 13 million pounds of fresh produce & nutrition education to over 30,000 families in Houston, Dallas & Austin. Nibble by nibble, Brighter Bites plans to go nationwide!
Providing trusted reproductive healthcare & education to Americans for 100 years
MARCH 11 / JUNE 10 / SEPTEMBER 9 / DECEMBER 9
Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information & care they need to live strong, healthy lives & fulfill their dreams. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for healthcare at least once in her life. Today, Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive healthcare, sex education & information to millions of women, men & young people worldwide. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood needs our support to maintain healthcare access for 2.5 million patients per year. October 2016 celebrates 100 years of high-quality, affordable medical care!