Vision

Organic, Local Food – Seasonal Menu – No set prices – Share what you can – Volunteer kitchen staff – Revolving Chef – Multi-use Community Space – Consensus Management

Through Dorothy’s, we seek to explore wholesome food, community, and the relationship between the love of business and the love of neighbor as we pursue our vision to enjoy true food and share it forever.

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Guiding Values

Personalism: Regarding all humans as persons with dignity, holding oneself responsible for caring for others and doing good work, and respecting the freedom of others.

Meaningful Work: Finding and initiating work that is helpful and creative, making use of everyone’s gifts to promote the common good.

A Return to the Land: Forming restorative relationships with the non-human world through meaningful work, growing food, advancing local farms and gardens, respecting our home on the land, and demonstrating gratefulness for the beautiful world God has made.

Non-Violence: Acting, speaking, and thinking in a way that returns good for evil as Jesus commanded.  Seeking to replace the violence of war, greed, and hatred with peace-making, generosity, and love.

Communal Responsibility: Supporting family, community, cooperation and free enterprises owned and led by their workers. Building an economy where everyone can lead and participate.

The Works of Mercy:  Giving of our personal resources, time, will, and knowledge to show compassion as delineated in Matthew 25 and the 14 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Simplicity:  Meeting our needs through living simply and cooperatively affords more freedom to give of ourselves and connect with those who involuntarily experience want and poverty.

Faith: Following Jesus and invoking the presence of God together through worship, liturgical prayer, intentional community, art-making, and church participation.

**These principles were heavily influenced by the Aims and Means of the Catholic Worker Movement, and forged by members of the Denton Catholic Worker.

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