About

Our Impact

2,000,000

Healthy and nutritious meals delivered to local kids since 2008

TABLE has been feeding local children since 2008. Through our hunger relief and nutrition education programs, we deliver nutritious food to children in Orange County, NC every week and educate them about healthy eating habits.

Why? Nearly 6,000 students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County school districts are eligible for free or reduced meals (2019). These kids are at risk for hunger on weekends and during school holidays including the summer when they do not have access to meals at school. TABLE seeks to meet the nutritional needs of these children by delivering food directly to their homes every week.

Our Goals

Through our hunger relief and nutrition education programs, our goals are to:

  • Improve children’s overall health
  • Increase children’s knowledge of nutrition, positive attitudes toward healthy eating, and/or long-term healthy eating habits
  • Ensure kids and families are engaged, involved, and feel dignified
  • Ensure kids have access to and eat sufficient nutritious food

What Makes Us Unique

  • The only local non-profit focused exclusively on childhood hunger in Orange County.
  • A one-of-a-kind food distribution model delivering food directly to children at their home every week ensuring transportation is never a barrier to accessing food.
  • We serve children of 7 different ethnicities and accommodate their dietary needs by adjusting their bags of food for allergies, vegetarian/vegan requests, and ethnic & religious special diets.
  • Our bags of food contain 50% fresh produce, with a majority of it coming from local farms when available, and 50% healthy nonperishables based on dietary guidelines. And, our menus have been reviewed by nutritionists.

Our Core Values

As a nonprofit organization focused on creating a healthier community for local children, the following values define who we are and what it means to be a part of TABLE:

TRUST

We trust one another to act and speak with transparency, integrity, and respect. We work hard to achieve our shared goals and assume the best intentions of one another.

TEAMWORK

We work together collaboratively to achieve our mission; promoting an environment that fosters friendship and loyalty; cooperating, compromising, and supporting one another in our own diverse strengths.

COMMITMENT

We are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of the children in our community by working hard, adapting to meet the needs of the kids we serve, engaging and involving the families we serve, and carrying out our mission for years to come.

PEOPLE

We prioritize people above all else, valuing those who serve and are served by TABLE, treating them with kindness, dignity, and respect.

See more about our Mission and Vision here.

Children are our future and I don’t think most people are aware of the number of children that go to school each day hungry. TABLE is such an easy way to make a difference in a young person’s life.

TABLE Setter Donor