The Shepherd's Table is a Community Kitchen that was created by the members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon. A meal is served, restaurant style, to the hungry and those that do not want to eat alone on the third Tuesday of each month. The next supper will begin at 5:15 p.m., January 15, in the Church's Fellowship Hall, located at 19835 E. Main Street, in Huntingdon. The supper is open to the public and the kitchen will serve food until 6:45 p.m.
The menu for the January meal will include homemade vegetable beef soup, a peanut butter and jelly or pimento cheese sandwich, and delicious apple crisp served with ice cream. Beverages will consist of sweet and unsweet tea, lemonade, milk, juice and water. All meals are prepared that day and served hot and fresh. The menu committee oversees that each meal is delicious and nutritious.
Many of the guests attending The Shepherd's Table may not have the opportunity to dine out. Each meal is served restaurant style. “You do not serve yourself or stand in a buffet line,” said John Wambles, a volunteer with The Shepherd's Table. “You are escorted to a table. A server takes your order and you are treated as our guest.”
He mentioned that the only difference is at the end of the meal there is no bill. “Thanks to donations each meal has already been paid.”
The Community Kitchen served nearly 70 guests last month and looks to do the same, or more, in January. David Carter, chairman of The Shepherd's Table committee, encourages anyone who is interested to contact the church and get on the calendar to volunteer. He refers to his volunteers as the Good Shepherds. “It's not just about food. It is about fellowship and loving your neighbor. Come on out and enjoy the soup and sandwiches with us this month.”
More information about volunteering or donating to The Shepherd's Table may be obtained by calling The First Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon at (731) 986-5642. If no answer, please leave a message.
The Shepherd's Table will continue to serve the community as long as people keep coming and the donations are there to support it. Next month's meal will be held on February 19.