Dignity & Dining was created to work with restaurants who are willing to provide free, healthy meals to those in need, while providing respectful service.


Restaurants are very often the first industry to jump to the aid of those in need. Nine out of ten restaurants are involved in some kind of charity; most donate food to shelters and food banks.

Dignity & Dining was inspired by Clifton’s Cafeteria in Los Angeles. They have been serving quality food at affordable prices, as well as free meals to those in great need, for over 70 years.

The goal of the Dignity & Dining program is to find restaurants willing to provide free, no-questions asked meals and to make this information available to the public.

How To Use This Service

If you are in need, come to a participating restaurant (listed at right) and ask for the manager.

Tell the manager that you don't have any money but need to eat.

The manager will choose and provide food that is available and healthy. No ordering is necessary and no check will be presented.


If you are interested in more information on being a participating restaurant, please contact us.

We welcome all questions, suggestions, and remarks.

Jerry Atlansky, Director
Estacada, Oregon U.S.A.