As photographers, one of our favorite things is to partner with local businesses to photograph the amazing things they do. We were very excited to partner with Lulu’s on N, a downtown eatery that’s making a big impact here in Lincoln.
Meet Lulu’s owner, Karen. She’s a woman with a passion for providing people with a hot meal and a sense of community. She’s doing just that.
Her journey started when she was young. “My grandparents moved from about 100 miles away, to the house next door to us because my dad felt it was time to be closer to them. My grandmother was an awesome cook. She taught me how to make pie crust, soups, and hearty food.” As Karen learned from her grandmother, she realized this is something she was good at.
In college and beyond, Karen found herself always baking cookies or taking cakes to people. She realized she loves serving people in this way which led to opening Lulu’s.
Lulu’s on N is now five years old and is serving Lincoln with made-from-scratch sandwiches, pastas, soups, cupcakes, and more.
They’re also providing one warm meal a day to anyone who asks, regardless of their ability to pay. They call it their Community Meal Program. Thanks to each $5 donation they receive, a guest can order any entree from their menu, along with a side item and a drink. For many, that is the only meal they’ll get that day.
As Lulu’s has served the low-income and homeless community with warm meals, they’ve watched something beautiful unfold. People they’ve provided free meals for are returning, now with a job and some resources, and want to pay it forward to someone else.
“Those we’ve served are coming back, wanting to be part of it now so they’re giving to help someone else.” Karen shares.
People love being part of the community happening at Lulu’s. If you’d like get involved, it’s simple:
- Be a paying Lulu’s customer. Visit Lulu’s from 8am – 3pm, weekdays at 1417 N Street.
Visit their webpage for their menu: www.lulusonn.com
or check out their daily specials on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LulusonNSt/
- Donate in person or by mail specifying your donation is for “community meals.”
Lulu’s on N
1417 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
- Have Lulu’s cater your events. Lulu’s provides meals, cupcakes, pies and cakes for any event. Just give them a call at (531) 500.5570 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org