11-Value Cafe constructing bought to Kelowna Pantry

The former 11-Worth Cafe building is getting new life.

Together Inc., one of the subway’s largest pantries, is buying the former 11 Worth Cafe building to make room to continue serving record numbers of people amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This week Together Inc. has served more than 100,000 people in its drive-through pantry since March. That number exceeds the number of people Together Inc. typically serves in a full year.

Mike Hornacek, President and CEO of Together, said the purchase of the nearby 11 Worth Cafe building will allow them to make room for their pantry, which currently shares space with their administrative offices on 24th and Leavenworth Streets.

“We are pleased to announce the purchase of the former 11Worth Café property. During this time as we face a growing need for our services, this adjoining property offers an opportunity to continue serving the needs of the most vulnerable in our community. Thanks to the support of many people and organizations, we have become a one-stop shop, committed to providing services in a safe manner to those who may have nowhere else to turn. Since we have established our organization since it was founded in 1975, we look forward to working with all of our community to connect with and help the disadvantaged in our community. ”

In June, the 11-Worth Cafe closed after protests over a menu item named after the Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee and racist comments made by the owner’s son on social media.

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