Shepherd’s Table is open every day, providing basic services for people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty. Our services are provided with dignity, compassion and respect for our guests/clients. All services are provided at our building, located at 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Over the years, our services have supported the needs of over 150 individuals every day. To support Shepherd’s Table and our services, you can make a donation today or learn about ways to get involved.

We have two meal programs at Shepherd’s Table. Our Daily Meals provides hot nutritious meals every day at our building. And our Beyond the Table program is being reimagined to include more underserved communities in our area while also partnering and supporting community organizations and nonprofits with their food needs.  
 
Hours for Daily Meals:
  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:25 AM (M-F)
  • Lunch: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM (M-F)
  • Dinner: 5:30 PM – 6:55 PM (daily)
  • Weekend Brunch: 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
The Resource Center improves the daily lives of our clients and guests by offering:
  • information and referrals to support services
  • personal mail and telephone use
  • token assistance to reach shelter and support services
  • toiletries and blankets
  • prescription assistance
  • crisis intervention
  • bilingual services
Hours: 
  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
Do you love to cook? Why not prepare a job in food preparation and cooking with our 16-week career starter program? Session 1 begins in March.
 
What do you get from the program?
  • 12 weeks of professional training – Students learn basic cooking techniques, life skills, discipline in the workplace, and professionalism
  • ServSafe certification – This certificate confirms to prospective employers that graduates are experts in food safety
  • Internship Placement – The program will work to find a four-week internship for the program participants that hopefully will lead to employment opportunities
  • A chef’s starter kit – Each student receives a set of chef’s whites and a professional-grade knife kit to launch into a new career.
At the Shepherd’s Table Urban Garden, we plant, tend, and harvest three seasons of crops – spring, summer, and fall. One of our main goals is to provide a wide variety and supply of fresh herbs and produce for our chefs to season their dishes. 
 
We like to think of our urban garden as nourishing our bodies as well as our spirits. In addition to boosting the availability of ultra-fresh produce for our meal guests and thereby supporting nutritious diets, we are piloting garden classes for meal guests and others who want to learn gardening skills. There is abundant research that exposure to nature can aid mental health and well-being,. We offer training in specific gardening skills that could help with future employment opportunities for our guests, in addition to offering opportunities to learn about and explore new areas of our natural space.
The Eye Clinic addresses the need for vision testing, glaucoma screening, and prescription eyeglass service for patients without vision insurance. All services provided in the Eye Clinic are free for our guests. 
 
Hours:  Every Tuesday, by appointment only.
We provide clean, gently-used adult clothing for all seasons. Clients can select from clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. We also offer new underwear and socks, and toiletries are available in the Resource Center.
 
Hours: Every Friday from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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