FAQs

How many people are needed to form a team?

The ideals team size is 6-8 people to prepare the meal, 6-8 to serve, and 6-8 to clean up.  Some teams split their group into shifts, based on these needs.   The time commitment is about 5 hours total.

Can youth groups participate?

Youth groups are welcome as long as there is adequate adult supervision.  Generally, one adult is need per three to four children, depending on their age.  Extremely young children (under 8 years of age) have a difficult time staying focused on the task and become bored.  Children under sixteen cannot use knives in the kitchen or operate the high temperature dish washer.

How much does it usually cost the team to prepare a meal?

Effective April 1st, 2009 The Community Table is planning menus and providing food in exchange for a suggested $100 minimum donation and eight gallons of milk.  This will help us utilize donated food and pay the rent in our new location.  

What type of equipment do you have?

2 Convection Ovens             6 Burner Commercial Range
2 Standard Ovens               Walk-in cooler and freezer
Freezer                                Microwave Oven

Tilting skillet

Can volunteers eat at The Community Table?
YES!
We encourage volunteers to sit and eat with our guests.  The Community Table is a community and this is the best way to get to know our neighbors.

I'm not part of a team.  Can I come in as a single volunteer?

Absolutely.  
Right now, we need volunteers daily to help with clean up.  This
schedule is:

Monday: 12:30-2:15
Tuesday: 5:45-7:15
Wednesday: 12:30-2:15
Thursday: 12:30-2:15
Friday: 5:45-7:15
Saturday: 12:30-2:15
Sunday: 3:30-5:15

We also have additional individual volunteer opportunities.  Please contact us
to find out more or fill out a Volunteer Interest Form and send it to us.