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caring for those most in need
Our industry – the restaurant and hospitality industry – is full of amazing and gifted people and hires people no other industry will. These hard-working people have significantly increased risk for financial and emotional crisis as compared to other industries. In fact, EVERY one of the ten lowest-paid jobs in the country is in our industry based on 2020 statistics. Yet because hospitality workers are naturally required to keep smiles on their faces, their needs are virtually invisible to the world. Their job is to serve and take care of others – Big Table’s mission is to walk alongside and help take care of them when they need it most.
1 in 6
restaurant workers are below the official poverty line – DOUBLE any other working population
make less than economists say is needed just to make ends meet
hope is always on the menu
Big Table was born out of a need. A server who couldn't afford medical care. A hotel housekeeper who was on the verge of eviction. A busboy who needed a car repair so he could make his shift. Every story is different. But the pain is the same - hardworking people just struggling to get by. Thanks to our selfless donors and our network of generous partners, including doctors, dentists, therapists, auto mechanics, and lawyers, we are able to meet each of these people at their exact moment of need with exactly the help they need.
We are able to catch them before they fall, building intentional relationships, and offering direction and hope. Won't you join us?
A Home of Hope
The Big Tables’ help has prevented us from being homeless this winter!!! With a newborn baby.
Line cook legend by day with no place to call home by night. Aaron and his wife have struggled to find housing since losing their place a year back. Working up to 70 hours between two jobs at one point, Aaron was doing what he could to provide a roof over their head. With hotel costs only rising, hope was dwindling as they were facing the upcoming winter with their first baby on the way. Through weeks of relational check-ins and game planning over coffee, the end of hotel hopping was in sight as an apartment application was accepted. Big Table was able to cover the initial deposit to open the door for them to welcome their baby girl into the world with a roof over her head. What a gift to be a part of Aaron’s story, proving that all hope is never lost.
how it works
Big Table exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building community and caring for those who are in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks.