Giving Back to Our Community
The Table provides a nutritious meal to anyone who is hungry, offering a clean, safe place to dine. Elders on fixed income; low-income workers; homeless people; the disabled; veterans; people in transition such as farm workers, young adults, and the unemployed; and struggling families with children are all welcome, no questions asked.The Table was originally established in 1986 after the Napa River flood that devastated homes and businesses in downtown Napa. First Presbyterian Church opened its doors and served homemade casseroles to the hungry in our community. Hunger remained a problem throughout the area, so other civic and faith groups joined what came to be known as The Table. On Tuesdays, volunteers fromThe Table come to the Farmers’ Market and collect the farm bounty from certified producers to use in the construction of their meals.
In addition to providing a variety of services to those less fortunate, the Salvation Army provides hot meals year-round for anyone in need at its Franklin Street location in downtown Napa. Two Farmers’ Market volunteers gather the farm bounty from the certified producers on Saturday and deliver it to the Salvation Army , which distributes food and meals to Napa Valley’s homeless and underprivileged population.