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Red Emma’s organized as a worker’s cooperative to give all of their employees a voice and a share in their workplace. Last week, the Station North spot rolled out a new way to help people in need a chance to partake in their food and coffee offerings.

Calling it “suspended ordering,” the method allows customers to order an extra small coffee, BLT or small coffee for someone who can’t afford one. The items are represented by magnets in a basket that allows folks to pick one up.

“We recognize that economic challenges that folks in our neighborhood face, and it’s important to us that Red Emma’s exists as a community where we can support each other in different ways,” Red Emma’s said in a Facebook post announcing the new feature.

Donations are also being accepted online.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.