Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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Tricklebee Café is a pay-what-you-can community café that offers healthy meals, food-service training, and spiritual nourishment. By providing fresh, healthy, locally-grown food to anyone regardless of ability to pay, they address food insecurity by feeding the immediate need of hunger, while providing resources to educate and inspire people to make a habit of healthy eating. The café practices sustainability in its commitment to vegetarian fare, composting scraps and using incoming donations of salvaged vegetables from food pantries. They seek to be a peaceful gathering place in a neighborhood that has experienced much violence and neglect.