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The EAT Cafe in Philadelphia Offers a Pay-What-You-Can Policy

The EAT Cafe in Philadelphia operates on a pay-what-you-can basis to ensure families and individuals have a safe space to enjoy a meal, regardless of income, or ability to pay.

EAT stands for "Everyone At the Table" and is a partnership among a collection of groups, including Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management and the Vetri Community Partnership.

The menu consists of a three course meal, and the suggested price per person is $15, however the restaurant relies on the generosity of those who can afford to pay a little more to supplement those who pay less, or can't afford to pay at all.

The Italian-focused menu changes weekly and aims to provide a meaningful social experience for all, regardless of what's in customers' wallets.