OneCompassion’s mission is to build up our local community, and we believe one of the best ways to do that is to bring our neighbors together for a free hot meal! On Wednesday, December 12, over 30 volunteers came together before the event to prepare, pray that the room would be full and everyone would come and know that they are seen and cared for, and serve the meal. That prayer was answered and over 100 people gathered behind the OneCompassion office to enjoy a free, hot meal at OneTable. OneTable is a neighborhood event series designed to encourage togetherness, community, inclusiveness and compassion.
This event series impacts relationships as it provides our community members with the opportunity to meet new people and build friendships in an inclusive, encouraging environment. Children are welcome and are able to feel safe and cared for at OneTable events, as well. With a bounce house, popcorn machine, bubble machine, and chalk, OneTable allows kids to “be kids”! For many of our guests, a hot meal is a gift. As they leave, we send guests home with to-go meals as a way to provide them another hearty, full meal. Our hope is that our community leaves OneTable with full bellies and full hearts!
The next OneTable event will be Thursday, January 10 from 5-7 at the same location, behind the Paper Co at 114 W Main St, Clayton.
Check out the photos below to see the excitement at last night’s OneTable!