“Community Open Table,” an outreach of Sunbury United Methodist Church, is held on the first Friday of every month when members of the church and other volunteers host a dinner for anyone who is struggling with poverty that needs a hot, nutritious meal.
The Friday, July 1, Community Open Table will be held in the church’s fellowship hall dining room. Fellowship and appetizers are at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30. Dinner is typically over at 7 p.m.
The July menu features hamburgers with fixings, broccoli salad, macaroni and cheese, and cookies.
Church and community volunteers serve the homemade meal and there are toys and games for children. The meal is free, and no reservations are needed; just be there at 5 p.m. and enter the church through the lower level.
“Community Open Table is not only about a free, nutritious dinner; it’s also about bringing people together to break the cycle of loneliness,” said one of the COT organizers, Pam Hammer. “The people that we have brought together month after month are typically there for the friendship and fellowship as much as for the food.”
Hammer said if anyone in the community seeks fellowship over a meal they are welcome.
For more information, to volunteer, or to donate fresh food or money, contact the church at 740-965-3813.
The church is at 100 W. Cherry St. in Sunbury.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093