Building Community One Meal at a Time


Cafe on Vine provides a free, lunchtime meal to the needy of the community 365 days each year. It is the only meal site in the Quad Cities to do so. 

Cafe on Vine was established in November 2007, and since that time,  has served over 425,000 meals! We do so with no questions asked, keeping the focus on the dignity and privacy of those seeking a meal.

Cafe on Vine is blessed with support from organizations such as the United Way, the Regional Development Authority, Scott County Regional Authority and individuals, foundations, churches, groups, and local businesses that all support our mission - in a variety of meaningful ways. Meanwhile, nearly all the food we serve is donated from a wide variety of donors and organizations throughout the Quad Cities area. We couldn't do it without the generosity of our many friends and partners!

Cafe on Vine is operated by an independent Board of Directors with members from across the Quad City area who are committed to our mission - and receives daily support and help from volunteers from throughout the community.