Friday, December 30, 2011

Neighborhood Table celebrates eight years or helping community

From Wisconsin-

When Ginny Steen prepared for the first Neighborhood Table community meal, she thought about 50 people would attend the New Year's Eve gathering.

Eight years later, organizers and other volunteers have kept the program going strong -- serving about 400 during the weekly Thursday meals and another 225 during the once-a-month Tuesday gatherings.

"We've grown a lot," said Steen, who started the tradition to provide a free meal and a place to socialize for the Wisconsin Rapids-area community.

The first Neighborhood Table meal was a spaghetti dinner. On Thursday night, volunteers served jambalaya. For dessert, they had a cake to celebrate eight years of operation and more than 150,000 meals served.

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