Open Table provides updates to start holiday season

Photo courtesy of the Callaway Singers The Callaway Singers serving Monday's meal at Open Table.

As the holiday season approaches, Open Table prepares for an increase in service.

Sue Beaty, president of Open Table, said she has "definitely seen an increase" of meals being served as colder weather is setting in.

Open Table usually serves between 25-30 people a night. Beaty said the organization has recently served up to 50 patrons in a night.

Beaty said Open Table will not serve meals on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. The organization is looking at serving a special meal the week before Christmas.

Open Table was approached by One Life about their Thanksgiving meal Nov. 21. Beaty said One Life has put together a community Thanksgiving meal for the last four or five years. Open Table will have volunteers serving meals at One Life's Thanksgiving dinner.

One Life will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the John C. Harris Community Center, 350 Sycamore Street.

Open Table is looking to add more volunteer teams and would like to start serving meals on Wednesday nights at the beginning of next year.

The organization currently serves meals from 5-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the John C. Harris Community Center.