Big Table has been headquartered in Spokane since 2009. Spokane’s restaurant and hospitality industry employs nearly 24,000 people and is the 4th largest employment sector in Spokane County. Nearly half of those employees fall below the “survival” income line set by economists. Big Table comes alongside these hardworking people when they experience a crisis or an unexpected challenge to offer support, encouragement, and hope.

community resources for hospitality employees


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unexpected 20s

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? Contact your city. We’d love to send you some. 

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Volunteer with our Spokane team

Our Partners

Corporate Partners

premier sponsor

major sponsor

select sponsor

table sponsor

plate sponsor

Industry Partners

Care Partners

Faith Partners

Life Center

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Spokane Team

Chris Deitz

City Director

Stephanie Melton

Office Coordinator

Jenni Warren

Care Engagement and Event Coordinator

Annee Compogno

Care Engagement Coordinator

Scott Bumpus

Care Engagement Coordinator

contact us


(509) 608-8445

Mailing Address

PO Box 372
Spokane, WA 99210

Office Location

1411 West Garland Avenue, Suite E
Spokane, WA 99205