One World Everybody Eats receives 2017 James Beard Humanitarian of the year award

By on June 27, 2017

Written by Bill Fisher
Published: 27 June 2017

Eat what you need, pay what you can; a movement whose time has come. Congratulatons.

An organization related to F.A.R.M. Cafe has received special recognition. F.A.R.M. Cafe

Serving Lunch Monday-Friday 11-2
617 W. King Street Boone, NC

The organization One World Everybody Eats recently received the 2017 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award. Appalachian Magazine reports One World Everybody Eats is an international nonprofit supporting a network of pay-what-you-can community cafes that help alleviate hunger. F.A.R.M. Cafe in Boone is one of them.

The awards ceremony marked the story of inspired stakeholders, best non-profit practices, university involvement and serendipity that account for the sustainability of F.A.R.M. Cafe, now in its sixth year of operation.

Denise Cerreta, creator of One World Cafe and One World Everybody Eats received the award in May, with Rev. Dr. Chris May, adjunct professor at Appalachian State University and Dr. Linda Coutant of University Communications, on hand for the ceremony. Rev May nominated Cerreta and served on the organization’s board, and Coutant was a founding board member of FARM café and also served on the OWEE board.

According to the report, in 2012 F.A.R.M. Cafe was the 15th pay-what-you-can community café to open under the OWEE banner. Today more than 60 pay-what-you-can community cafes are operating in America.


About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”