Building a longer table

If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a higher fenceThis morning I spent a number of hours talking to someone I'd never previously met about Dinner on the Table. You'll be surprised to know that it's one of my favourite things to talk about. We talked about lots of different aspects of this little idea. But when I boil it down in my mind what we're really talking about is the building of a community. For us, it's a community around a table.

A community, according to one dictionary I browsed, is a group of people of any size (as in numbers of people, not fat ones and thin ones) who reside in a specific locality. Except that sometimes it's not. Sometimes it's a group of people who live in a lot of different localities, but who all share an idea or ideal.

So, on what platforms is Dinner on the Table trying to build a community?

Good food
Good taste, good quality, good nutrition. Just good.

Done for you
Juggling is a daily reality for most of us. It just is. We could all use a little head start in getting daily life done. Sometimes it's just nice if someone does something for you. And sometimes it's the only way you can get through the week.

Changes daily lives
But more than just having something nice done for you, we think having good food, done for you, actually changes daily lives. Actually we know it does. Because you tell us so. And because your purchase is making a difference to the daily life of someone else who's doing the juggle. Someone who's facing greater pressures and fewer resources. Someone who's also reading this blog: because they order their dinner just like you do.

We have a long table. And we've saved a seat for you.

(Quote on photograph, Anon)