cafe on pause
Due to structural repairs to our historic building, we have currently paused serving Cafe. Free Community Meal served at The Dubuque Rescue Mission.
Every Thursday we host Cafe,
a free community meal
in the heart of historic Dubuque
where no matter what, no matter who,
no matter where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome.
OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF SERVICE
1994 We began serving 40 people dinner each Thursday in a program we called “Café.”
2019 Twenty five years later, we prepare meals for 200 people and have expanded Cafe to include:
- Nutritious home cooked healthy meals
- A loving and respectful community
- Fresh local fruits and vegetables give away
- Educational speakers and community resources
- Partnerships with area shelters to share leftover food
- Business relationships for equipment, food and volunteers
- Personal Hygiene Closet
NEW NEEDS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES
- In 2020, Cafe completed an update and expansion remodel of our current kitchen facilities to meet our growing number of guests that we serve weekly with the support of generous donations from the community.
“Premier Bank is proud to join our employees in support of First Congregational of Dubuque's Thursday night community meal. We are honored to be a small part of enhancing the lives of our friends and neighbors”
– Jeffrey P. Mozena, President, Premier Bank
“It’s wonderful to be able to refer people to Café knowing that they are not only going to get a fantastic meal and have the opportunity to build relationships with others. This opportunity is our favorite way to strengthen our team outside of our office.”
– Josh Jasper, President/CEO, Resources Unite