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Helping our Neighbors through Open Table

A new opportunity to help our Metrowest neighbors on Tuesdays:

Open Table in Mbusy kitchen clipartaynard needs volunteers on Tuesdays through October to help with their dinner program while it is temporarily housed in the Sudbury United Methodist Church on Old Sudbury Road (Rte 27).

Open Table has run a dinner program and food pantry on Monday nights in Maynard for many years. Recently, the dinner program has had to shut down as the restaurant changed hands and the new owners are not able to support the program. Open Table is looking for a new site to permanently house both the pantry and the dinner program. In the meantime, the pantry will continue in Maynard on Monday nights (contact Ginny Doxsey, if you’d like to join this volunteer team) and the Methodist Church has generously offered their space for the dinner program.

There are many ways to help out the dinner program on Tuesdays: shop for food and deliver to the cooks at 3:00, help prepare the dinner from 3:00-5:30 (much chopping is always involved!), help serve the dinner from 5:30-7:30, help the clean up crew from 6:30-7:30. If you are interested in helping out this great service once or more often, go to Open Table information You will sign up online to express your interest in helping out with the Tuesday dinners. The Open Table Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to make arrangements.

This program relies totally on volunteers. It’s a satisfying evening for both the guests and the volunteers, so please consider helping, even if it’s only for one week.