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Thank you for your interest in supporting Western New York’s first pay-as-you-can Community Café! Every amount is helpful and donations go toward underwriting our modest operating costs so that we can ensure that Everybody Eats.

We currently receive donations with PayPal, via mail, and during regular business hours at the café. You do not need a PayPal account to donate at the link below. Checks should made out to Big Big Table and sent to 272 Hudson Street, Buffalo, NY 14201. We also accept donations for our sustained giving campaign on Patreon.

We believe in using local, sustainable produce as often as possible in our meals. Support donated to our partner farm, Plato Dale, helps to subsidize costs related to providing nutritious, delicious meals. Use the link below to donate directly to Plato Dale, where our dollar spends further.

Are you a local farm or business? Our model centers around food rescue—if you have surplus, excess, or damaged inventory that might otherwise go to waste, we'd love to establish a regular schedule to receive product donations from you. 

Gifts In-Kind

We accept donations of dry, canned, and shelf stable ingredients, fresh and frozen produce, and items on our wish list. Donations can generally be made Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 2:30pm.  For larger donations of goods, produce, or specialty items, please call the café during business hours to make arrangements or email Chef Theresa at Notice: We may not be able to take large donations without prior notice. 


  • unsalted butter

  • kosher salt

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • eggs

  • sugar

  • garlic

  • canned tomatoes

  • canned black beans

  • canned garbanzo beans/chickpeas

  • coffee

  • clean paper bags with handles 


Please visit our Get Involved page if you would prefer to donate your time.

Thank you so much for your investment in our community!

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