“We decided we’d roast a batch of coffee each week to donate. Frank Lalor would come by each week to pick it up,” says Steve Dunham, coffee crafter at Cafe del Sol of Iowa City. That was 1996. Over the past 25 years, Cafe del Sol has continued to donate fresh coffee batches to Table to Table, not only to distribute to recipient partners, but also to share with volunteers and staff, fueling them for the day’s food rescue routes.
“When we see volunteers and staff out in the community, we always say thank you. You’re providing a valuable service to the community,” Steve says. “What an impact you all are making on redirecting these resources.
“Coffee is the one commodity that we’re able to donate,” Steve adds. So they do.