Libby Birky

Community Activist

Libby Birky is cofounder of So All May Eat, Inc. (SAME Café), a non-profit organization that provides good food for the greater good. This sustainable, organic lunch spot offers locally grown organic food to all who walk through the door regardless of their ability to pay. Patrons are encouraged to leave a donation that is fair to them or work in exchange for their food. For her work in food justice, Mrs. Birky and her husband have been highlighted on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in his Making a Difference segment. Even Readers Digest and Cooking Light have acknowledged the work that is happening at Denver’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant. Ron Shaich the Co-Founder of Panera Bread Company was so inspired by SAME Café he convinced his corporate chain restaurants to give the pay-what-you-can mission a try. Since opening SAME Café in October of 2006, over 50,000 meals have been served at this location and there are now 13 cafes nationwide following in the footsteps of serving good food with a side of dignity.

Libby Birky Headshot

Dignity, Community and a Side of Veggies