Community Open Table, an outreach of Sunbury United Methodist Church, is typically 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 and needs a hot, nutritious meal.
Community Open Table is held in the church’s fellowship hall. Fellowship and appetizers are at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30. Dinner is typically over at 7 p.m.
The Sept. 4 Open Table menu features California-blend vegetables, tossed salad, garlic bread and apple crisp.
Church and community volunteers serve the homemade meal and there are always 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.
One of the COT organizers, Pam Hammers, said if anyone in the community seeks fellowship over a meal they are welcome to sit at Community Open Table.
For more information, to volunteer, to donate fresh food or make a monetary donation, contact the church at 740-965-3813.
Sunbury United Methodist Church is at 100 W. Cherry St. in Sunbury.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093