Ujamaa Café™, is a practice of community care and economics through supporting neighborhood revitalization at the intersection of health and food equity. Ujamaa, meaning “brotherhood” or “extended family” in Swahili and celebrated annually during Kwanzaa as the fourth principle committing practitioners to “cooperative economics" is the demonstration of community care.
Ujamaa Cafes™ are cashless, de-surveilled food access points and locations that cater to the diverse needs of its patrons and the surrounding community while addressing the deficiency of sparse healthy food options within the area.
About Ujamaa Cafe™
Ujamaa Cafe is a cashless, de-surveilled grab-and-go vending option with health forward premade breakfast, lunch, snack, and beverage options. Food options are stored in our refrigerators for patrons to view, and select. Our machines offer an innovative model for offering healthy meals to diverse patrons, sharing nutritional information, and supporting the local small business economy through strategic partnerships with food businesses and entrepreneurs.
All Ujamaa refrigerators are located within a community agency that provides open access to our Ujamaa.
How it Works ?
How it Works
With our community Ujamaa the customer is able to touch a product before selecting. Once the door is closed, the kiosk automatically knows what was taken. All that’s required is a single electrical outlet! Ujamaa Cafe™ placement team will ensure getting started is a breeze.
How it Works
Patrons can filter by meal type or nutritional needs. The kiosk menu automatically displays products that
are currently in inventory and allows customers to filter by meal type or a full range of allergens. Patrons can also view real-time inventories from their phone or computer
How It Works
All meals, desserts, and To-Go items are sourced from approved Ujamaa Affiliates. A mix of newly established and seasoned partners provide daily breakfast and lunch items offering a dynamic and delicious rotating menu. CFHE has rigorous meal guidelines and nutrition standards making Ujamaa's meals a gold standard in terms of health and nutrition.