Welcome Table Community Meal
Good Shepherd Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Macedonia, OH
Through the Welcome Table Community Meal, Good Shepherd Christian Church offers hospitality and nourishment for body and soul. They serve free, home-made hot meals twice per month and provide fresh meat and produce to families in need every week. Equally important is growing relationships and developing networks of support.
The Welcome Table Community sit-down meal serves 80-100 people each time, and the church is able to send additional food home with those who attend. In addition, we distribute fresh meat and produce to families in need every week. Through partnerships with Costco, Gordon Food Service, and other local businesses and organizations, they are able to receive and distribute donations of over 2,000 pounds of fresh food to 100-150 people at a local public housing complex, and 100-120 lunches bi-weekly in the city of Cleveland. They deliver shelf stable donations to a local food pantry as well.
Mission Area: Intergenerational - At-Risk Children and Youth, Older Adults
Innovation Grant: US $10,000