Dining out this week is just the beginning.

The Spokane restaurant 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, 1 in 6 live below the poverty line. Yet because hospitality workers are naturally required to keep smiles on their faces, their needs are virtually invisible to the world. Big Table’s mission is to walk alongside and serve those who serve us every single day. Due to pandemic closures and regulations, it is not surprising that we have cared for a record-breaking number of care recipients over the last two years. 

Pull up a chair and let’s serve hope to restaurant workers together.

thank you for giving hope

So many people donated to Big Table during Restaurant Week.
We are grateful for the generous Spokane community!

You can still give hope today!

Serving an abundance of hope to restaurant workers in your community is as easy as a one-time or monthly gift to Big Table. Every little bit makes a difference.


a perfect match

A HUGE thanks to MultiCare for matching all donation
to Big Table during Restaurant Week!

As a part of their mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future, MultiCare matched financial donations to Big Table during Inlander Restaurant Week. These matching funds will be utilized to provide medical, dental and mental health for hospitality workers.


unexpected 20’s

This is a great place for individuals and small groups to start partnering with us. Big Table provides small envelopes that you fill with a $20 bill. Then you will give this to someone working in a restaurant invisible to others. Explain that this is not payment or a tip, it is a gift.

Need envelopes? Contact us. We’d love to send you some. Or, if DIY is your middle name, use the template.

care blitz

Coordinate with Big Table to surprise someone in the industry experiencing a crisis. You and your friends will show up with Unexpected 20’s and/or gifts to give to this individual. Our Big Table team will identify the person and will work with both you and the manager to plan the surprise.

Contact us with questions or to start planning a blitz.


a big table guide to dining out and staying in hotels

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You made a difference just by
dining out and enjoying