Common Table welcomes all to a nutritious meal in a joyful environment, feeding body and soul within a caring community.
Every Thursday at noon, people from all across the Seacoast area come to the Common Table for a nutritious meal served in a joyous atmosphere. Housed at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Portsmouth, but a separately funded and community run activity, the Common Table began in 2001 and has fed approximately 80,000 children and adults over the last thirteen years.
One of the many special components of this meal is it is truly a “common table”. People from all walks of life and social and economic level; homeless, local business people, handicapped, seniors, children and volunteers, all sit side by side at the tables set for the meal. There is conversation, laughter, friendship and caring… a community.
When individuals have access to basic human needs of life, in this case food, they are better able to develop a strong community, which is vital to individual self-sufficiency. Strong community builds strong individuals.
We invite you to become a member of the Common Table community. We hope to see you next Thursday!