Creating a caring community, feeding hungry people
Clay Street Table is the dramatic expansion of the meals program and food pantry at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish. The combined program, formerly known as St. Stephen’s Table, shares the parish’s mission “to feed those who are hungry in body and in spirit.”
In 2013, we will provide over 60,000 meals of food and groceries to youth and adults in our downtown community. Equally important is how we serve. We value the dignity of all who come, treating our neighbors and friends from the street in ways that are affirming, respectful, nonjudgmental and supportive.
We do more than simply putting food on the table. We are building up a community around the table, with and for our vulnerable neighbors who often feel isolated and alone. As a community member once said after a dinner, “The food was great and all, but what’s really great is that we know you care.”
Oregon Food Bank has recognized us as a partnering agency since March 2011.