Our mission is to feed the hungry and the homeless without discrimination during the day. We embody the values of compassion, dignity and respect for all who enter our doors.
“The underlying premise of Bean’s Cafe is a deep belief in the inherent dignity of every person, a belief that people respond with kindness when treated kindly, with trust when trusted, and respectfully when respected. Our aim is not to set up a value system – determining what is right or wrong – or a way of life for persons, but allow them to form their own. In this situation, a person is not pressured into acting in a special way, and their response is free, lasting, and more fully themselves.”
- Bean’s Cafe Founding Documents, 1979