Aug 21, 2018

Heather has a diverse background first as a CPA and then as a high school business teacher,  but she realized over the past decade that her true passion is bringing people together and building community over food. She and her husband Troy made a dramatic life change in 2012 by quitting their jobs and moving their family to Uganda, Africa for a year of service. It was during this experience that she confirmed the unique power of food to break down barriers.  When she returned to the states, she decided it was time to pursue her lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. Her purpose in opening GraceFull is to love people well through food and invest in the local community by connecting people to new outlets for serving each other and opportunities to give back.  


GraceFull Community Cafe opened in historic downtown Littleton on May 2016 and is a for profit restaurant that partners with GraceFull Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that invests in the Littleton community.  GraceFull Foundation's mission is to provide a home in the Littleton community where people of all backgrounds can gather, eat well and be inspired to give back.  The Foundation's primary program is Grace in Action meals which enables all guests to enjoy a freshly prepared meal, regardless of their ability to pay.  Nearly 1 in 10 Coloradans struggles with hunger.  Nearly 1 in 7 Colorado Kids may not know when/where they will get their next meal and more than 1 in 10 Colorado Seniors struggle with having enough food.  GraceFull Foundation also provides 6 daily volunteer opportunities for people to serve at the cafe and invest in the Littleton community.  Food security is a very real challenge and GraceFull Foundation is averaging 43 Grace in Action meals per day to individuals in the Littleton community who are in a season of struggle.  You can visit to learn more and see what is on the menu each week!