Community Table Program

The Community Table Program provides an evening meal, seven nights a week, 365 days a year from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to anyone in need of a hot, nutritious meal.

Most of the men, women and children using the Community Table are homeless, but some are very low-income renters (including senior citizens) who come for a free meal in order to help make ends meet.

The Community Table Program is operated by the DHHS. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to set-up and serve meals (we have a paid cook during the week) and then to clean up the dishes and kitchen area after the meal is finished. Weekday volunteers usually sign-up to work the same evening (e.g., Monday evenings) either every week or every other week.


Groups of volunteers (e.g., religious institutions, civic groups, companies, and other organizations) are used to staff the Community Table on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and on major holidays. 

Groups are responsible for cooking, serving and cleaning-up after the evening meal.


General Information for Volunteers in the Foodbank and Community Table:

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older
  • Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months, typicaIMG_0049lly for 1 or 2 shifts per month in the Foodbank or for 2 to 4 shifts per month in the Community Table.
  • Client information, such as the names of people using the Foodbank or Community Table, is protected by law and must remain confidential
  • Please contact the DHHS at 301-600-1506 or Michael Grogan Business & Marketing Developer at 240-409-9005, if you are unable to make your volunteer shift.