Open Table

Since the mid-1980s, Open Table has offered lunch to the Dupont Circle area homeless and poor on Sunday afternoons. From 1:00-1:30 PM, we serve a simple meal and provide a sack lunch. In addition to simply giving a meal, we provide our guests with welcome, respect, and a safe space. Open Table is a community effort. We receive funding from Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place (CCH/FP) and partner with the Friends Meeting House which serves, cooks, and even provides haircuts once a month. Our volunteer cooks and servers are a blend of Church of the Pilgrims members, including families with young children, and other service-minded individuals in the community.