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 About The Lord’s Table Soup Kitchen

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Who We Are

The Lord’s Table Soup Kitchen (official name: Gaithersburg Community Soup Kitchen, Inc.) is supported by approximately 250 volunteer staff from local churches, synagogues, schools, community service organizations, civic groups, and individual volunteers. 

 

We operate entirely on donations of food and money.

 

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and officers. 

 

We coordinate with other local nonprofit organizations to share resources, to educate, and to promote efforts and services for the benefit of the hungry, homeless, and other members of our community who are in need.

 

Our volunteer staff prepares and serves free hot meals in a restaurant style service October through April.  

 

We offer social service referrals focused on the personal health, nourishment, and housing needs of our guests, especially the homeless.

Thank you to all our current and past facilities, food, and financial supporters.

  • Key facility supporters: Epworth UMC and St. Martin of Tours Catholic and Grace UMC.

  • Key financial supporters: Montgomery County Manna grant, Church of the Redeemer, Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, and the William E. Cross Foundation. Financial support also comes from other participating churches, organizations, and individuals without whose help we could not survive. The list is too long to include them all here. You know who you are, as does the Lord. 

  • Key food contributions come from Trader Joe’s, Costco, Panera Bread, Harris Teeter, Safeway. Food support also comes from other organizations and individuals.

  • The Lords Table Soup Kitchen is supported by The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (TEFAP)

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

         

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

         

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Board of Directors

Oscar Alvarenga
Ruth Billinger
Mary Canapary
Patrick Donohue
Rev. Jennifer Fenner
Page Salazar
Pat Stack
Carole Weikert
Max Billinger
Patrick Burke
Nick Castroverde
Carol Dutil
Sue Rambo
George Sushinsky
Dolly Swoyer

Officers

Patrick Donohue, President
 
Sue Rambo, Treasurer
 
Ruth Billinger, Secretary
 
Mary Canapary, Chairperson Emerita
 
Max Billinger, Vice President of Equipment & Maintenance
Patricia Stack, Vice President of Referral Services
 
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