A Place at the Table

16 Aug

A guest post from A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table is a soon to be pay-what-you-can cafe opening in Raleigh. They will provide community and healthy food to all regardless of means. See more information at www.aplaceatthetableraleigh.org.

Recently, A Place at the Table popped up at Bandwidth, an innovative communications company located on NC State’s Centennial Campus.  This was a  different kind of pop-up for us but hopefully a model for future pop-ups.  

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Bandwidth and its Republic Wireless division encourage community involvement and volunteering.  An employee nominated us to be profiled as a volunteer opportunity. As a result, Bandwidth brought us in to plan a pop-up to make employees aware of A Place at the Table. Working with Grant and Jennifer from their side, and Cas and Rock from Neighbor Cater, we planned a lunch during the workday at their office. Neighbor Cater provided a delicious and healthy lunch, and A Place at the Table set up a community feel with large tables and conversation topics. In addition to thanking Bandwidth/Republic Wireless, we’d also like to thank employees Grant and Jennifer for their involvement.

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Ed, Maggie and board members Erika and Allison had a delicious healthy meal with their employees, met new people in our community and shared the concept of a pay-what-you-can cafe.  We found many people who seemed interested in dining and volunteering when we are open.  

If your workplace would like to host a pop-up, please contact Maggie at maggie@tableraleigh.com

Maggie Kane
Maggie Kane
maggie@tableraleigh.org

Maggie Kane is the Executive Director at A Place at the Table.. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 and began working for a nonprofit with people experiencing homelessness. By befriending many people living on the margins, she knew something needed to be done. Maggie has a heart to serve, a desire to always be inclusive, and a passion for loving people. She is ready to see relationships forged between different classes of people and community being created around the table. Her board duties are described in the bylaws. She will not vote but will attend meetings. She will assist in providing feedback and comment on daily happenings at A Place at the Table.

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