Glam Cafe: 5th grade girls open restaurant to provide food for kids in need
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — All these girls needed to help other kids was a spatula and a dream . . . and a garage.
A group of 5th graders from a small community in Missouri recently opened a pop-up restaurant to raise funds to provide food for children and families in their community.
These 10 and 11-year-old ladies all love to cook and came up with this idea to help hungry kids all on their own. After two “Glam Cafe” pop-ups, they’ve raised $440 for the local CarePortal Regional Manager, Shelly Gerard, to designate specifically to respond to requests for food and kitchen supply needs in their community! Check out their business plan:
The girls prepared a menu . . .
Chose a special . . .
Opened their doors, and assigned a hostess to greet their hungry customers . . .
And the waitresses provided service with a smile!
And of course, they all helped with cooking, dishwashing and clean up! Gina Raffety, the mother of one of the girls, supervised the cooking and volunteered her garage.
. . . and the reviews are coming in!
“Proud of these young entrepreneurs! Pop up Glam Café in the Raffety garage this morning. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — excellent service and delicious food! They also collected donations for CarePortal to help a local family with groceries. ❤️❤️.”
“Glam Cafe pop up #2. Great job girls!! They raised $150 for CarePortal to help local families with food. The $150 was matched by one of the patrons. ❤️❤️ Not bad for a Sunday morning garage cafe ?.”
There’s not a date set yet, but the girls have plans to open their doors again in November — this time in a larger venue!
We can’t stop smiling. Glam Cafe girls, you inspire us! Thank you for being so creative and using your gifts to care for other kids in your community.
Local churches have served more than 800 children in the Cape Girardeau area alone since CarePortal launched in the area in 2017. To learn more about how you or your church can be involved, visit careportal.org.
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