Expanding The Table

Expanding the Table is a 501c3 providing free meals to the homeless and anyone in need in the Summerville area.

About the Truck

 

In 2013 Ashley Ridge Church saw a growing need for free, hot meals for the homeless and working poor in the Summerville area so the church set out with a goal to fill in the gaps between what other organizations were already doing to make sure that a free, hot meal was available seven days a week. By Q1 of 2014, Expanding the Table was born. The goal was to take meals to people where they already were all over Summerville, not ask them to come to us. To that end the church purchased and outfitted an old coffee truck into a hot kitchen on wheels. Over the years the mission has been wildly successful, serving well over 100k meals to date.

In October of 2021, Expanding the Table received approval as its own 501c3. Currently the truck is serving approximately 140 meals per week on Fridays and Saturdays with the goal of expanding to more dates and locations to better serve those in need. Expanding the Table is about so much more than food. The volunteers lovingly serve a nutritious, hot meal, but also look to develop relationships with those in the community we serve. As Expanding the Table gets to know the guests, we learn more about their story, their needs, and work to connect them with numerous other resources within the community. The truck carries with it a list of over 50 different human services organizations that can help with a variety of needs from food, shelter, medical clinics, and even job placement and social services.

Expanding the Table was created to display the love of Jesus to all who join us at the table by meeting immediate needs and equipping guests with the tools they need to change their trajectory.

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