Last week I had the pleasure of documenting the 25th Anniversary of St John’s Shelter and the Grand Opening of Plates Cafe and Catering. It was a grand event, which included some very respected Sacramento men and women speaking about why they support St John’s and why the programs at the Shelter are so highly effective. There was also a lot of buzz about how wonderful the food, service and atmosphere was that afternoon at Plates Cafe. The chefs and the many women on staff made sure everyone had plenty of tasty food and little desserts to sample, as well as cool beverages. Many of the guests had not yet been to Plates and I heard several people mention that they would be holding all their future lunch meetings at Plates Cafe. If you get a chance please frequent Plates for your breakfast and or lunch Monday through Friday. Again, you will not only be eating some delicious food, but you will be contributing to women learning some new job skills and helping them take care of their families.