History: The idea of Open Table came from discussions at First Congregational UCC Church and how they could continue to serve the community. In 2015 work began to develop Open Table as a community initiative with it's own board of directors. It is housed at Lowell First Congregational UCC but is a Lowell community initiative.
Theme: Everyone is welcome to come for a free healthy meal. “Our doors are open to those who are hungry, lonely, or busy.” There is no discrimination and it is a great opportunity to meet others in the community and have conversations.
Behind the Scenes: Open Table works with the Health Department for all of the necessary certificates needed to prepare and serve food. There are a number of individuals with ServSafe certification, trained in cooking, care, reheating, and safety of food.
Community Partners: Feeding America, Sage Meat, Heidi’s Farmstand, Flat River Outreach Ministries and many others
Your Experience: Wait staff during Open Table take orders, bring food and drinks, and make sure guests are comfortable and leave with a full stomach.
-The meal is served from 5-7PM each Thursday at First Lowell Congregational UCC, First 865 Lincoln Lake.
-The menu is posted on Facebook so guests know what will be served
-There is a vegetarian choice of pasta with sauce or butter every week.
Donations: Open Table is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations can be made here or through the facebook site.
Volunteers: Information can be found in the volunteer section of their webpage. A sign up is available online. Individuals or groups are welcome to volunteer.