October 2022 Newsletter

  • Thoughts from a board member
  • Notes from the Kitchen 
  • From Scratch – A Shobi’s Table Fundraiser
  • Fall Schedule
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Thoughts from a Board Member

The Banquet Table

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”   -John 13:34

I learned about Shobi’s Table when it started showing up in the parking lot across the street from my house at the corner of Charles and Mackubin in Frogtown.  We were curious so we went over to check it out.  A pay-as-you-can food truck.  Cool!  

We were in the middle of the pandemic when Shobi’s started showing up here, so we were hungry not just for food – but for human connection too.  And now we’re all feeling the pinch of inflation, and many of my neighbors can’t make ends meet at all.

We were impressed by the genuine welcome we received, and that we saw everyone who showed up receive the same welcome.  Here were folks who were showing up consistently on Thursdays at noon, with good cooked-from-scratch meals, friendly smiles, and a desire to get to know their diners.  This summer tables and chairs came with the truck, and now my neighbors and I can stay and enjoy lunch with each other.  My husband’s a musician and most Thursdays he’s been providing live music, a gift freely given to support the loving efforts of Shobi’s Table in Frogtown.

So how did Jesus love us when he was alive on Earth?  First, he came to be with us.  He left the comfort and security of being constantly in communion with God and with the Holy Spirit to be born into a human body with all its frailties.  Second, he invited people into community with himself – regardless of who they were, what they had done, or where they had come from.  And finally, he opened his heart to love us as we are – seeing the intrinsic worth in each of us, instead of accepting the many ways we separate ourselves from one another.

I have witnessed Shobi’s Table taking the new commandment from Jesus seriously.  And that’s why I agreed to join the board earlier this year.  I’m Kristen Kidder and I hope to see you one of these Thursdays for lunch at Shobi’s Table!

  • Kristen Kidder, Shobi’s Table Board Member

Notes From The Kitchen

We are ready for fall and soup weather, are you? As we are preparing for cooler weather out on the truck and dreaming up all the soup recipes we can think of. Here is one we are excited about serving you soon!  

It’s creamy, a little nutty, and perfect for a cool fall day. If you make it, make sure to post pictures on your social media and tag us, We’d love to see your soup and hear how you liked it. 

Save the Date:

FROM SCRATCH 2022 – Sunday, November 6th – 7pm

Shobi’s Table will be hosting a virtual event full of fun in the kitchen and celebration of what we can accomplish together as a community. Look for more information in your inbox soon! 

Volunteer Opportunities

We have something for everyone! Come help in the kitchen washing produce, doing some prep work, making some baked goods, even dishes, all while enjoying music and conversation with each other.  None of those sound appealing? Come out with us when we serve food from the truck! You can help us in the truck by taking down orders or out front serving coffee and water and getting a chance to connect with the communities we serve in. We finish these days off by sharing a meal with one another. Find out more by clicking on the link below.