Many parts of the country have local not for profit charities that provide some good basic needs for those who are struggling. There are still a lot of poor families in any state, and that includes the state of California. They are just there waiting for help from folks who are committed to helping the community and its poor folk.
Many are struggling because of being disenfranchised, because of disability and because of age. Table Of Plenty HMB is an organization that works in Half Moon Bay, California. However, it serves people from all over the Pacific coast of the state. They can do rounds across many cities, finding specific places where poor are and provide them with good warm meals.
This is like the popular Salvation Army soup kitchens, but the organization actually cooks healthy food with the best materials. This has been its hallmark since its inception, so that the people they feed go from their tables with enough nutritious things to last them for some time. The organizers often provide their own stock of vegetables and fruits.
The organizational name fits its mission well, and while this might sound like they are spending on much food for the benefit of a smaller number, they are actually spreading their network every day. Their spending is not something they worry about, and all members pitch in to really have good food served on their tables. Their traditional Thursday feast is something that is already popular.
They serve old folks, vagabonds or vagrants, homeless families, one parent families, struggling laborers, and poor immigrants. They do not choose from race, religion, political affiliation and will help anyone who comes to their doors. The operant philosophy is simple, and it is served along with the food on their table.
This philosophy is about loving one another, the most basic Christian tenet that has served people throughout the ages. The volunteers are many, and they come with their own stocks of products that are needed for making the Thursday meal. The process is making a great dining destination, even a fine dining one, for those that come to the table.
They make tables with fresh linen, flowers, good dinnerware and utensils. There is no haphazard eating here, but rather a formal one that has a family style atmosphere. The warmth during meals is obvious and people eat heartily here, which is not something that even most homes in the country can boast of.
There is a church organization behind it, and more and more people are asking how they can help. Further expansion may be possible in the future, not only for Half Moon Bay but for other destinations. Basically, all it needs is a group of committed volunteers in one city and a place where they can provide meals for anyone.
The supper is one that is very well done, and cooks and servers are designated for each table. They can talk with the people who are eating and then pass more things to eat. The charm is laidback and there is no forcing anyone to eat everything served them, but the food comes like a horn of plenty for anyone there.