For the month of August, we’re partnering with two regional organizations to bless and serve our neighbors in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Big Table “serves those who serve you.” Big Table provides care for workers in the hospitality & restaurant industry, where 1 in 6 workers are below the poverty line (which is double the rate compared with other industries) and 43% of those in the industry fall below the “survival” income line set by economists.
Big Table’s care model involves three steps: Personal referral, immediate crisis care, and ongoing relationship. And, yes, there’s an actual “big table,” where the people who usually serve us receive a multi-course chef meal. Visit Big Table’s site for more information.
Westmorland Community Presbyterian Church started their food pantry in 2018. Westmorland is a small rural town of approximately 800 households in Imperial County with a food insecurity rate of 16.1% (pre-Covid). Their ministry started by serving 50 households per week, and that has grown to 150 households.
“In addition to providing food, we want to help people prepare healthy food. As a result, we have brought in the Imperial County Health Department to do healthy cooking demonstrations during pantry hours. We are grateful to be able to participate with God in bringing healing and wholeness to our community
through this ministry.”
For more information about the Westmorland Food Pantry, click here.