Open Table to host annual information meeting

Open Table is ready to host their first annual meeting.

The meeting will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the John C. Harris Community Center, 350 Sycamore St. in Fulton.

Sue Beaty, president of Open Table, said the annual meeting is separate from their monthly board meeting, as it will be open to anyone to ask questions and learn more about the organization.

The annual meeting is a way to be "very transparent" with the community, Beaty said, adding she "doesn't know what to expect" but hopes people will come to learn about Open Table and how to volunteer.

Open Table will also elect one new board member at the meeting, Beaty said. Nominations will be pre-determined so nominees can be vetted.

Open Table is a non-profit, whose mission is "to provide nourishing meals in a welcoming atmosphere for persons in Callaway County, Missouri who are experiencing food insecurity." The non-profit is run by volunteers and donations and has served 2,300 meals over the past year.