How did we start?
We started in 2015 with our Founder, Pastor Ben and Co-founder, Pastor Tom, serving hot dogs to the homeless in North Philadelphia.
The Table in Philadelphia became a model, and from there, we trained and inspired different people with the same values: to love, serve and care, to expand the kingdom of God through action.
Now we are seven years old and in four different locations. Philadelphia; Camden, NJ; Patterson, NJ; Virginia and the Dominican Republic. We have many co-labors (as we call our volunteers) and feed over 100 people per Table each weekend.
It is more than food!
"Man shall not live by bread alone..." Matthew 4:4
How do we do what we do?
We provide food, clothing, healing options, transportation to rehabs, etc. to our friends (as we call the people we serve on the street). Also, we train and support our co-labors in different locations.
Every weekend, we open our Tables in our different locations and feed the needy. We meet their physical needs with food; we offer prayers; we give them an option for treatment and transportation if necessary to hospitals and or recovery programs.
When the weather permits, we wash hair, give haircuts and we do what we call "the sneaker exchange" and allow them to exchange their old sneakers for a newer gently used pair. We also take this opportunity to wash the feet of our friends, and with the help of our nurses' student organizations that partner with us, we provide basic wound care.
Part of the people who serve at the Table had dealt with addiction, had or still have family members on the street, or lost loved ones. And as we are a family, we pray and care for them as well.
We train, empower, and engage alongside our co-labors before, during and after serving. We guide nurses and students and support new Tables Co-labors with the supplies and resources.