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541 EATERY & EXCHANGE

non-profit & pay-it-forward cafe

OPEN

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

8 AM - 2 PM

541 Barton St E, Hamilton ON

(289) 389-0541

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Pay-it-Forward

541 Eatery & Exchange is a faith-based non-profit organization that seeks to create a diverse community of belonging around good food at the table. We do this through our pay-it-forward cafe, youth programming, and volunteer opportunities. Every week, we serve hundreds of meals and bring people together around food, fostering connection and community care in the process. 

541 EATERY & EXCHANGE AT A GLANCE

541 is a café rooted in the belief that everyone deserves access to good food. We create opportunities for people to help others pay for their meals by "buying buttons". Each button is worth $1, and anyone can use up to 5 buttons a day to buy whatever they would like from our menu.

We believe there is dignity in choice, that warm hospitality reminds us of our value, and that a diverse community can be built by sharing a table.

We use our space and proceeds from food sales to host free community groups and youth programming.

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JOIN THE EXCHANGE

DONATE

As a non-profit community space committed to making our food affordable, we rely on donations to keep our space open! 

If you would like to make an online donation, please visit our Canada Helps page through the button below. 

PAY-IT-FORWARD

Help someone pay for their meal by buying buttons! Keeping our button jar full means that we can feed the folks who most need good meals and a caring community.

Buy buttons by making a donation on Canada Helps and adding "for buttons" in the message box.

VOLUNTEER

541 has a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who participate in everything from customer service to dishwashing to food prep!

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact our volunteer coordinator!

CONTACT

541 EATERY & EXCHANGE

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541 is a proud Good Food Organization

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541 is generously supported by the

Hamilton Community Foundation

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