Shepherd’s Table is a non-profit organization in downtown Silver Spring, supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors. Every night, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Shepherd’s Table serves a hot, nutritious meal to an average of 127 hungry individuals (generally over 200 in the winter months). Those who are hungry come not only for nourishment, but also for friendly conversation and, most importantly, hope. Since Shepherd’s Table opened in 1983, they have never missed a meal…thanks to volunteers like all of you! Go Team Resurrection!
Generally, volunteers arrive around 5:00 pm to help with table set up, preparing bread and dessert trays and anything else the chef needs us to do. But that’s flexible for those coming from work as there is usually a “lull” before we welcome guests at 6:00 pm. Dinner is served from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm when it’s “all hands on deck” to welcome clients, distribute tickets, serve dinner, serve bread/desserts/coffee/tea, assist with the dining area and wash dishes. At 7:30 pm, everyone pitches in to clean up (wash dishes, clean tables, wash floor, etc.); we are generally done no later than 8:00 pm.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Volunteer with other Resurrection parishioners on the 5th Tuesday and 5th Thursday of each month to help set up the dining room, serve dinner and help clean-up.
Wear comfortable clothes, including a baseball cap (or other type of hat) and closed toe shoes. The minimum age is 16 but 14 and 15 year old volunteers can help when accompanied by an adult.
For Resurrection, we have arranged that youth preparing for Confirmation may volunteer with their parent or sponsor.
For those too young to serve at Shepherd’s Table, here are some other ways to be involved:
Wanting to volunteer? Please contact:
Kathy Meaney Stobie
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301/384-7626. Email is preferred.
Shepherd’s Table is located at 8210 Dixon Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
If you are using Map Quest or GPS please use the ending location as the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Silver Spring Avenue. It is housed at Progress Place.
From Resurrection, take 29 to Georgia Avenue (heart of downtown Silver Spring). Make a left onto Georgia Avenue. Turn right onto Silver Spring Avenue. The street will dead end in one block at Shepherd’s Table parking lot. Try to park at a non-metered spot. If you have to park at a metered spot, please check the meter and feed it as necessary.