The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties invites residents throughout to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen the community during the localized nationwide movement, On the Table, a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Taking place for the first time locally on Oct. 24, On the Table is a civic engagement initiative designed to unite people of all ages and diverse backgrounds over mealtime conversation to discuss issues that impact their community.
The Community Foundation anticipates thousands of people will participate throughout the day, with even more participants connected through social media using #OnTheTableFL.
“On the Table reinforces our commitment to building a more vibrant community by going straight to the source – the people we serve – to understand the issues that matter to them most so we can continue to invest in organizations that impact the community,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to bring this initiative to our area and we know that great ideas will come together and inspire even greater grassroots action.”
Each table discussion will be led by a host organizer – individuals within the community who have volunteered to bring together the table of participants and lead the conversation with broad, open-ended questions to engage the group.