Each year, Our Neighbors' Table distributes 400,000 meals to people in need across 12 cities and towns, hosts 130 or more guests to a three-course meal every Wednesday, and engages volunteers in more than 300 hours of service every week. Food pantries were once small operations, often embedded in a church community, that provided help in emergency situations.
This isn't the case anymore. Hunger affects 1 out of every 6 people in the US and 1 out of every 16 people here on the north shore. ONT is no longer an emergency service, it's a lifeline for thousands of people - working, retired, facing illness - who can't make ends meet. Our work requires tremendous commitment and skills from our staff. "Working with individuals and families in their most vulnerable hour is a privilege, and isn't always easy. It demands patience, compassion, and creativity," states Executive Director Lyndsey Haight. "Add to that the high physicals demands and sense of organization to move a half-million pounds of food every year across a large geographic region, government reporting requirements, and the understanding of a complex socio-economic system that brings hundreds of new guests to our door every year." And now, our team is equipped to face these challenges.
Meet our newest team members!