Who Are We

Take Root Cafe was started to address the intertwined impacts of the industrial food system - food insecurity, dietary-related diseases, and a weakening rural economy.  Our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote health by offering nourishing, high quality, local food on a pay-what-you-can basis

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Join us for a sumptuous Chef Diner for two, specially crafted by our Chef!


Dinners are served for pickup at 201 South High, on Saturday December 11th


The $25 price includes a full meal for two ... and a live video of our chef demonstrating how to prepare homemade Gnocchi.


Click below to reserve your dinner  - Reservations close on Wednesday the 8th

Our Community Dinners

As part of our work to provide the people of Adair County with affordable, healthy food Take Root has partnered with the First Presbyterian Church to serve a monthly community dinner.

Twice a month, we are making a delicious, nutritious meal available to anyone in our community. Our dinners are scratch-made & locally sourced wherever possible.  We believe that everyone should have access to good food; our 'pay-what-you-can' mission means the food is offered at no cost, with donations accepted - no one is turned away.

Our dinners are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month and run from 3-6 P.M. To receive your take-away meal, please come to the parking lot during operating hours and let the volunteer know how many meals you would like. Our volunteers will then retrieve your meals and deliver them to your car. 


Thanks for your support in 2021!

Our next dinner will be Spring 2022.

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Many Thanks to our November Dinner Sponsors ... 

Mi Casa Restaurant Link
Paul Stevens American Family Insurance
Kirksville Motor Company Link
Home Depot LInk

And a generous grant from 

sparklight charitable giving program

Business Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring a Community Dinner allows you to partner with Take Root in helping to ensure that all are able to access our nutritious meals regardless of economic circumstances.


Business Sponsorship opportunities levels:

  • Chef:     $1,000

  • Cook:       $500

  • Server:     $300

Business Owners - You're working to build a stronger Kirksville.  So are We. Let's Partner!


Business sponsorships allow you to showcase your contribution on our media channels, celebrating our partnership as we work to address food insecurity.  Contact Will for details at