November 2022

Dear Friends of Shobi’s Table, 

Greetings! I am back from maternity leave, and am happy to introduce Baby Nora.  She is a delight, and like new parents everywhere – we’re totally captivated and a bit sleep deprived.  I’m so grateful for the time away to be with Nora and get my bearings as a new mom.  

I’m so thankful that Shobi’s Table continued on through the summer, and I didn’t worry about anything! The community carried this ministry. That’s you – customers new and old, committed volunteers, a trusty board of directors, capable staff, and everyone who gave money and prayers.  I’m certainly learning that it takes a whole village to raise a child, and I believe that’s true of Shobi’s Table too.  Our pay-as-you-can food truck needs many hands to make this ministry happen.  When everyone gives what they can (whether that be dollars, work, your presence, your prayers), community is nurtured around this table where all are fed in body and soul.  God is alive at this table!

On Sunday November 6th at 7pm, we’ll have another opportunity to bring our collective gifts together to support the Shobi’s Table community.  When you give to our (third annual!) From Scratch fundraiser, you will ensure that delicious and dignified pay-as-you-can meals continue to be accessible in our neighborhood.  When you share about Shobi’s Table with a friend, neighbor, or a new acquaintance, you strengthen the base that makes this ministry possible and able to grow.  

My dream for Shobi’s Table is to serve a meal every weekday.  In the last four years we’ve grown from serving twice a month to three days a week.  You have been a vital part of making that happen. With your continued help, the dream of 5 days is possible!  Together, we are part of God’s love reaching further and further. 

See you at From Scratch on November 6th!  

Deacon Kari Olsen

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 From Scratch is only a week away! Come (virtually) support Shobi’s Table at our annual From Scratch fundraiser on November 6th at 7:00pm. We will celebrate all that we have accomplished together this year and look to the future in what we can do in 2023. To learn more and get a link to the livestream check out our website From Scratch 2022