541 EATERY & EXCHANGE
non-profit & pay-it-forward cafe
REOPENING DECEMBER 12
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
8 AM - 2 PM
541 Barton St E, Hamilton ON
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.
JOIN THE EXCHANGE
541 has a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who participate in everything from customer service to dishwashing to food prep!
Currently, our weekly volunteer positions are full, but we are always looking for folks who are available to be on-call volunteers in both the kitchen and eatery!