Shobi’s Table is committed to being the best stewards of God’s Creation we can be. We have practices in place that intentionally place environmental justice as one of our core values that ground our kitchen work in gratitude for God’s incredible gift of love made edible.
In partnership with Christ on Capitol Hill, we applied for and received the BizRecycling Grant from Ramsey County in Minnesota. This grant led the church to add a compost bin to their waste receptacles and gave funds to make the whole building more friendly to organics recycling – which we use every day! It also enabled us to purchase 6 months worth of compostable paper products for our To-Go meals. We are committed to continue using these products. Our lunch materials are not yet 100% compostable, but with your help, we can get there!
Our partner Twin Cities Food Justice is an organization that rescues produce from local co-ops, grocery stores and farmers markets and brings them to other local hunger relief organizations – like us! Every week we get boxes and boxes of food that would have otherwise been thrown away and turn it into from-scratch, delicious and nutritious meals for anyone and everyone who is hungry.
When we menu at Shobi’s Table, we intentionally make meals that are both healthy for our bodies as well as our earth. We focus on using as much of the produce we receive as possible. When we use meat, we use it sparingly. We use leftovers when they are still safe and still delicious. We purchase goods in bulk to keep down the amount of packaging we have to throw away.