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Harmony Cafe, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Nutrition

Mission: 2021- New Mission: To empower our guests by providing wellness education with access to healthy food set in a socially engaging environment that build healthy lives. Our services are free.

Results: We have hosted social meal events since 4/2016 with live music. We have served over 3000 people and families. When the convid19 hit our community, we redirected our mission to assist in the crisis. We hosted food drives, food deliveries, Grab N Go Site for meals and supplies. Stating in November of 2020, Harmony cafe and Heartbeet farms has partnered to create a program to give those in need farm to table soups, buy one planted based soup and give one soup program. In 2021, we started our wellness program and community garden. The Feast program is a 12 week holistic wellness program that uses a group support setting. We partnered with Long Island Cares to bring the program to Hauppauge. In Jan of 2022, the feast program will also be taught in Patchogue at our new space in the Village of Patchogue. Our vision is to have a storefront cafe that will serve only healthy meals based upon a pay what you can donation. We will host our wellness program within the cafe.

Target demographics: Providing Wellness Classes with Access to Healthy Food

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000

Geographic areas served: Patchogue and surrounding towns

Programs: Wellness program called the feast program. Empowerment workshops.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just became aware of this organization because of the FEAST program. This program has showed me how to choose healthier options. It has given me knowledge that is just invaluable about what I eat, what’s in the foods I eat and how to choose more Whole Foods.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a local resident and have supported Harmony Café over the years. They are a wonderful Long Island charity. I love their mission and hope that they can raise enough funding to open a nonprofit community café. We could really use a café that offers healthy meals based upon a suggested donation. Now more than ever, this café is needed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Harmony Cafe for a couple of months and it has been great! They really want you to succeed and will help in any way they can. This experience has allowed me to be a part of so many amazing opportunities!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Harmony Cafe this spring for their pilot organic gardening program. Each week throughout the summer and into the fall we harvested the vegetables we planted and then shared them with those in the community that typically would not have the chance to eat nature’s bounty. What a delight it was on every visit, along with Rosemarie and the other volunteers, to see the veges grow and to know that the fruits of our labor would soon be appreciated by our neighbors. I can’t wait until next year!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I attended the thanksgiving dinner last year at the Toast Coffeehouse. It was such a wonderful event and the meals were delicious, My husband and I had our hours cut at work because of the pandemic, and having the ability to enjoy a restaurant meal with our kids really made the holiday so special We felt normal again. Because our situation we wouldn't of been able to afford such a wonderful meals. This year we are back to full time hours and we plan on giving back by donating to this wonderful event!

Donor

Rating: 5

Harmony Cafe is a great nonprofit! I am a donor and I give during the holidays. Harmony Cafe is an all volunteer organization. I know my donation goes right to the people that need it. If you are looking to give to a charity, check out harmony cafe!

Volunteer

Rating: 5



Recently I became aware of the Harmony Café.
Their mission to offer access to affordable, healthful food and nutrition information in a community setting is a noble effort.
As a career chef and lover of simply prepared good food, I am happy to be involved with Rosemarie McCarthy and the volunteers who are the force behind the Harmony Café. Respect for others is sorely absent in our everyday world and even more so if you are financially challenged.
Harmony Café is a bright light of humanity offering food and respect to hungry humans.



Client Served

Rating: 5

I love that this organization provides insight on health & nutrition as well as teaching one how to make healthy choices in eating and planning meals. It's so difficult with all the junk food we eat these days to even think about good eating habits. They promote wellness and understanding by providing the services, tools, encouragement and support needed to help one focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for a great Feast Program and services!

Mandolynne

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a business owner, I unfortunately can't donate to everyone who asks.  As a volunteer of Harmony Cafe, imagine my surprise when I reviewed our businesses donations recently and realized Harmony was one of our very first donations!  I was drawn then as I am now to the Harmony Cafe vision of a community in which all people have access to high-quality, locally-sourced nutritious and affordable food, in a socially engaging environment that inspires a healthy mind, body, and spirit. With the covid19 pandemic, unable to participate in my normal givebacks, I reached out to Rosemarie regarding volunteering in the community garden: outdoors, socially distanced, soaking up sunshine and getting to know like-minded individuals while growing healthy foods for those less fortunate in our community seemed like a win-win.  We will move straight from closing down the garden for winter into the InHarmony Toastgiving dinner, where we will provide free Thanksgiving meals to those needing a helping hand who have been impacted financially by Covid19, even available for curbside pickup!  As well, we are currently offering a program of classes, to not only teach individuals about eating healthy and delicious, but also providing the means to do so while supporting one another socially!  I look forward to the day where we can all gather together and break bread while dancing to some sweet tunes, but in the meantime; these are still difficult times for many, and having a place to connect where the good vibes are contagious benefits all involved.  What a wonderful program for our community, and I am so happy to have the chance to be involved in it.  Thanks Rosemarie for bringing your vision to life!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great charity! They are such an asset to the community, helping provide food and also holding classes to introduce healthier eating habits/lifestyles. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Donald S.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So many wonderful things are happening at Harmony Cafe!!
What began as a non profit hosting weekly social meal events in 2016 has now broadened to encompass food drives, a community fresh organic vegetable garden, wellness and nutrition classes that empower all guests and participants to give themselves the gift of health and wellness.
I began as a community garden volunteer in February of this year. Trying to re-establish community relationships on the heels of the Covid pandemic truly tested the boundaries of this organization.
Through Harmony's efforts we have been able to provide fresh vegetables to those in need within the Patchogue area and surrounding communities.
This September we began the FEAST wellness and nutrition program which is designed to educate, support, and provide access to a variety of healthy foods.
Through the tremendous dedication and direction of Rosemarie McCarthy, Harmony Cafe has established itself as an outstanding non profit organization that continues to serve the needs of others with dignity as well as the belief that all people deserve the right to good health.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harmony Café is an organization whose mission is to empower their guests/clients by providing prevention and wellness education with access to affordable healthy food, in a socially engaging environment, that builds healthy lives.
I volunteered with Harmony Cafés community garden pilot program this summer . It was a great experience. We were able to grow and harvest food which we then donated to community programs that distribute food to the food insecure.
Harmony Café is currently hosting a FEAST (Food Education Access Support Together.) program which promotes wellness through healthy foods and the power of human connection. I love being involved with this organization.
Harmony Cafés founder, Rose Marie McCarthy is a true champion of those marginalized in our communities. Rose is tireless in her efforts to harness volunteer and community support in bringing her vision of affordable healthy food to those in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Super cause very needed in our town here

I have gone to a number of thf fund raisers and also played music at the holiday parties

Food is good and the people wonderful

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful charity especially needed in this time of Covid!

1 Kathy Burke C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s a wonderful thing what these ladies do for people in need! Great job! Especially during the pandemic! ❤️

Louise Paone R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow thus group on FB since the pandemic and I am so impressed by the work they have done during these difficult times for the hungry in our community.

6 JessWess22

Volunteer

Rating: 5


I've had the pleasure of volunteering for several Harmony Café lunch events and fundraisers. I love taking part in this wonderful organization's mission to fight hunger in the community, all while supporting local businesses and bringing people together. The events are always fun, have live music and promote friendships with new people. I think the elderly population especially benefits from the lively and social atmosphere. Additionally, the Café has provided food assistance to the community during the pandemic, a time when some have not been able to shop or provide for themselves or their family. It's amazing the amount of help a few dedicated people can provide to their community. I look forward to volunteering with Harmony Café in the future and I would love to see them open up a permanent location to serve the community.

Donnalyn D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered a number of times for Harmony Cafe. The reception in the community is so positive and serves a population which might struggle with simple basic needs like food. The food prepared is always fresh and healthy and certainly appreciated by our guests. The concept of Harmony Cafe includes all and the mixture of folks enjoying a meal together is a blessing.

Marian R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Harmony Cafe has been instrumental in the Covid response in our community, providing food to those in need. The leadership is inventive, creative and flexible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son, Tom Ryan and I have had the privilege of working with Harmony Cafe for some time. Tom is a musician on the autism spectrum and he entertains at their events and did an internet radio show benefit for them. Rosemary and June McCarthy are exceptional people who are completely dedicated to their mission of feeding everyone in need and who expertly lead a team of dedicated volunteers. The concept of pay what you can or pay it forward is humanity at it's finest. Harmony Cafe is nourishment for the body and spirit. Their events are spectacular, imaginative, wholesome and beautiful. Getting involved with or donating to Harmony Cafe promotes community in it's most beautiful essence.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hi,
I've watched Harmony Cafe sprout from an idea to a wonderful reality. Even before the covid10 pandemic, Harmony Cafe met an often invisible need on Long Island---> helping to feed the hungry. Harmony Cafe has sponsored multiple events where people can come for lunch and pay whatever they can, or not pay, or volunteer to help. Meals are served in a great atmosphere, with good cheer for all. PLUS, there's live music! During covid19, Harmony Cafe was one of the FIRST local orgs to step up to help by gathering food for people, and even delivering it when they could. Right now, they are giving community members the opportunity to buy soup for others ( and themselves, if they want it!) through partnership with a farm. I've worked in the non-profit world for 30+ years, and I have to say this is one of my favorite community groups. The founder is fun and lovely and gracious and creative and makes this all happen- without benefit of a brick and mortar location. She has found a way to raise awareness of the hunger problem and DO something about it, engaging others along the way.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harmony Cafe is a wonderful, nonprofit organization. They host events where you pay what you can in exchange for a delicious meal and some form of entertainment!
I've been to many of their events and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them! I've seen people I know from my neighborhood at these events and met many new people too!
It's a wonderful day out and everyone should go to meet new people and just have fun!

1 Caryn Wayne S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Harmony Cafe is so generous helping me & others in our community. We appreciate it so much.

1 June M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a volunteer/ board member of Harmony Cafe. During the start of the pandemics, we did a lot of work hosting food drives, grab and go food pickup and free food deliveries. It was challenging but so rewarding.
I am looking forward to our " In Harmony Toastgiving Dinner event" at the Toast Coffeehouse in Patchogue on 11/24, there are a lot more people in need this year because of the pandemic. Our new program , Buy one and Give one soup program, is going to help a lot of people. Farm to table soup, people need to have healthy food options, regardless of means.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Harmony Cafe for a few years. It’s really gratifying to help others. This is a great non-profit organization where they offer healthy meals to the community in a beautiful setting- the place it’s usually nicely decorated and there is live music. Everyone is welcome. You may make a donation-pay what you can or just enjoy a wonderful meal for free. Rosemarie is doing an amazing job helping the community during these hard times.

Luz M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Harmony Café since their first event. After learning of their cause in a news article, I knew I wanted to be involved. Hunger does not have a face. It is not as easily recognizable as everyone may think. There is a need within our community to offer healthy meals regardless of ones ability to pay. Through Harmony Café, not only are we able to help our community with this pressing issue, we are also able to bring the community together. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It is a hand up not a hand out. With Rose’s approach and personality, the good vibes are infectious. On a personal level, when I am there my problems are a little smaller and my heart is a little bigger. If you haven’t been to an event, I recommend it. I guarantee not only will you have a great time, but you leave with a positive energy that changes your day to a better one than when you walked in.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everyone is welcome at the Harmony Café - what a wonderful concept that is! Community members share a delicious, nutritious meal in pleasant surroundings and pay what they can afford. Some pay more, some pay less, some can't manage a payment at all. No worries and no fuss. Money is put in a container without anyone taking notice. Seating is at community tables and people spend their lunchtimes together talking with each other - something that without a Harmony Café might never have happened. Volunteers make this possible - another glorious aspect of this wonderful organization. If you have the opportunity, drop by and experience this phenomenon for yourself. But know this, it probably won't be your only visit!

1 Mary Ellen G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization whose mission is to help others who need it and to encourage others to pay it forward. I attended an dinner event with great food and music. A warm, inviting atmosphere. A much needed way to help others.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at the Harmony Cafe! It gives me a chance to give back to my community. The cafe offers healthy and delicious food to all. No one is turned away because they cannot afford to pay. It’s a pay what you can concept. And the food is delicious!
Lynn H.

1 David P.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know the heart of this organization. Everyone close by should check them out and support them as the fight food hunger in their community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi everyone i being cooking for Harmony cafe for about 2 years I love the environment,,great music,food and beautiful people, please come and see us.

1 Linda Apicella G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Harmony Cafe for the past three years. It is a pleasure working with Rose, the Director of Harmony Cafe her drive & tenacity is infectious. Harmony Cafe addresses the hunger issue in the community by providing nutritious meals to all in need. Whenever I volunteer at an event it’s always fun & rewarding.

1 Carole Bader L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to many of Harmony Cafe's benefits. Rosemarie McCarthy and her team of volunteers work so hard to give everyone a chance to experience the great things they do. Rosemarie is constantly working to get to her goal of opening a cafe in Patchogue NY in the near future. She is kind and a beautiful soul. She is always giving back to the community, and the community gives back to her. I am looking forward to more benefits, but most of all seeing her dream come to fruition. Thank you!
Carole A. Labiento