Big Table’s third location launched in San Diego in early 2019. San Diego is home to over 7000 restaurants, 500 hotels and there are roughly 186,000 employed in the industry. The average cost of living for a Single Parent with One Child is $55,000. The average Industry pay for a full time employee is $28,849. Big Table comes alongside these hardworking individuals when they experience a temporary setback to offer support, encouragement, and hope.

In Ericka’s Corner

Big Table has inspired the endless amount of exciting possibilities where I can show that I care for others.

Ericka was referred to Big Table by her manager in hopes that we would support her journey to emotional wholeness and healing. She comes from rocky circumstances, including a volatile split family, resulting in relational heartbreak. Ericka’s maturity and determination had her working towards emotional freedom. She just needed someone in her corner…and some hope. Big Table came alongside Ericka with unconditional care and life coaching. Over coffee dates with her care coordinator, Ericka has become grounded in the power of forgiveness and peace. As hope brightens her life, her faith has increased. Even the quality of her family conversations has improved. This frees her to be confident in making future decisions. She has ambitious plans to become a high school counselor and serve hope to others during impressionable times. 

San Diego

unexpected 20s

Want to get involved now? Try sharing some U20s! This is a great place for individuals and small groups to start partnering with Big Table. Big Table provides small envelopes that you fill with $20 bills and give out when in a restaurant or hotel. Simple and amazingly effective. Look for one person working in a restaurant or hotel invisible to others, or one that is having a bad day. It very well could be someone in the kitchen or behind the scenes. Then give them the Unexpected 20 envelope with a $20 bill inside. Tell them it is simply a gift for them…no strings attached. This is not payment or a tip, it is a gift. After the Unexpected 20 is delivered email us with a story of what you noticed or felt at

Need envelopes? You can print your own or contact your city and we’d love to send you some.


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(619) 717-9923

Mailing Address

PO Box 90893
San Diego, CA 92169

Office Location

1621 Grand Ave, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92109

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