The food service program is at the heart of our mission, and was the very first program at Shepherd’s Table. On December 16, 1983, 7 volunteers dined with 7 meal guests, and the program has grown to provide more than 117,000 meals per year, without missing a day in 35+ years.

Update: Due to the current situation of COVID-19, we have made some changes regarding our hours of meal services. Starting Monday 03/16, we are serving Brunch and Dinner only. The new hours are as follows:

  • Brunch: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
  • Dinner: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The new hours will go on until further notice.

Anyone is welcome to join us for a meal!

Volunteers and In-kind Donations

This program would not be possible without the assistance of thousands of volunteers that assist with meal prep, serving the food, and clean up.
Additionally, we are blessed to have the support of local farmer’s markets, grocery stores and other food providers that donate food items regularly.
Special thanks to ALL our regular volunteer groups

Supporting the Program

Individuals, families, and groups can prepare tasty, nutritious casseroles, freeze them, and bring them in to Shepherd’s Table. Here are some recipes for casseroles that work well to supplement our meals.
Currently, we have five groups who make casseroles on a monthly basis: Church of the Ascension, Leisure World, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Christ the King Church & Forest Glen Estate Association.
To learn more, call or email Haile G,, or x1.
Our meal program relies heavily on donations of food items. Our Wish List lists items that we currently need.


December 16, 1983

Salad Bowls

Shepherd’s Table started with the evening meal program, served by volunteers in a small dining room. As other programs were added over time, we also expanded the meal program to meet the community’s need.

November 2008

Woman Shopping for Casseroles

Shepherd’s Table served its 1,000,000th meal.

December 16, 2012

Thierry Musel Portrait

We implemented The Thierry Musel Brunch Program, named for our long-time chef, who advocated for brunch meals on the weekends. This brunch kicked off our 30th year of service.

December 2016

Keith Serving Noodles

Shepherd’s Table moved to a new, larger facility, and significantly expanded the meal services by adding breakfast and lunch meals during the week. Serving over 100 guests for every breakfast and lunch meal since, this expansion has been successful.


Breakfast Plate with Eggs and Pancakes

Shepherd’s Table serves nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner meals during the week, along with brunch and dinner on the weekends and holidays. Our dining room is welcoming, clean and safe. Our staff and volunteers are all friendly, encouraging, and respectful.