Yoko Ono Brings Attention to Social Entrepreneurs Feeding the Homeless

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Internationally acclaimed artist and activist Yoko Ono is the latest of surprisingly big names to come out in support of Social Entrepreneurs in Reno, Nevada for their unique efforts to help feed the homeless. This is the latest of surprising big name support for a brand new concept.

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"It all started with the simple idea of serving one meal to the homeless for ever meal sold at the cafe."

Internationally acclaimed artist and activist Yoko Ono is the latest of surprisingly big names to come out in support of Social Entrepreneurs in Reno, Nevada for their unique efforts to help feed the homeless. This is the latest of surprising big name support for a brand new concept.

The Spread Peace Cafe, garnered a home page story on Ono’s imaginepeace.com Web site over the weekend and Yoko continues to mention the venture on her twitter page. The Spread Peace Cafe was founded by Roberta and Randy Tams and Tysha and Chris Tinney who said the it all started, "with the simple idea of serving one meal to the homeless for every meal sold at the cafe."

Driving much of the interest is their unique plan to broadcast all aspects of the operation live on the Internet. Everything from feeding the homeless to volunteers making sandwiches will be broadcast every day from http://www.Spreadpeacecafe.com. Without any advertising the venture already has tens of thousands of people following videos about the cafe and their work feeding the homeless being posted on social networks like facebook.com and others.

Vern Martin, a Restaurant Consultant hired for the project said, "In more than 30 years of helping launch some of the biggest restaurant ventures around the world I've never seen anything close to what's happening here in Reno, Nevada."

The Tinney's and Tams were inspired from their work with Spread Peace Reno, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding and helping the area’s homeless. "We intend for the Spread Peace Cafe to become an example locally, nationally and internationally of the positive role a business can play in a community. We want it to be a place that inspires people to look at what they can do to help others in need." said Randy Tams.

The 4,000 sq. ft. dining and entertainment venue will include an open kitchen, natural foods market, theater and events facilities, Internet cafe and is all wired to broadcast live on the Internet from http://www.SpreadPeaceCafe.com. Roberta Tams said the menu will be "healthy and environmentally conscious having a wide selection of organic, vegetarian and vegan fare."

Every day the cafe will host events and special activities geared toward inspiring the public take action in the community. Randall Tams, who sold a multi million dollar manufacturing company several years ago in Reno, commented, “In 9 years I've never seen anything as unique as this. That's actually what inspired me to become involved. The Cafe is already exceeding my expectations. Yoko Ono and others speaking out in support of what we're doing tells me we're going to have the support needed to create something very special here. We hope the Cafe inspires other businesses in Reno to work with the Spread Peace Foundation and eventually offer a meal to every one of the 5,000 to 6,000 homeless people estimated to be on the streets of Reno on any given."

Spread Peace Cafe is scheduled to open May 1 at 50 North Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501

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