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Big Table exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building relationships around shared meals and caring for those who are in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks. This community and care are open to all in the industry without condition.

why care 3 - catch basin 375The largest single employment group in the United States is restaurant workers. Add in hospitality workers and that number of people employed is close to double that of any other industry in the country. It is a vibrant industry full of gifted, creative, and generous people.

It is also brutal. Many employed in restaurants or hotels live on the very edge working multiple jobs and without a safety net. It is the industry in the United States with the highest rates of drug and alcohol abuse in the country and the hours required often strain relationships past the breaking point.

Big Table is committed to building relationships rather than simply offering a limited list of programs.   These relationships start with shared meals around a literal “big table.”

HOW IT WORKS describes both how we started and what Big Table does in more detail.


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  • Luanne Gehrig

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    September 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I was attending the service at Northwood Presbyterian Church when you spoke, Kevin. I have “Unexpected 20″ envelopes in my wallet, ready to go. Thank you for serving this part of our community with your ministry. I would like to receive your newsletter, please.

    • bigtable

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      September 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm


      My Name is Chris and work with Kevin. Will you shoot me an email with your info (chris@big-table.com) and we will get you on the list!

      Thanks for reaching out.

  • Chris Duffy

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    September 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I minister over a Celebrate Recovery Group in the Spokane Valley and would like to know more about your Ministry. I heard your founder has spoke recently at my folks Church, Northwood Presbyterian and they were touched deeply by his calling and sermon.

    • bigtable

      says on:
      September 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you for reaching out. Happy to share more information about what we are doing.

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