About Us

GUESTS
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OUR MISSION

The Community Table’s Mission is to serve balanced, nutritious meals in a safe, welcoming environment and to connect those in need with existing resources. We do this by engaging diverse volunteers in service and by fostering partnerships with local organizations. TCT also enlightens the public to issues of hunger in our community; and supports efforts of community agencies to increase the self-reliance of individuals and families.

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OUR TEAM

The Community Table currently has seven staff members, the equivalent of about three full time employees.

Lynn Standorf

Lynn Standorf

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lynn was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University in legal studies. She moved to Minneapolis soon after to pursue a Master’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. Lynn has worked for a public health department, domestic violence advocacy agency, and most recently, The Community Table. She moved to the Chippewa Valley nine years ago with her husband and two boys.

Lois Salinas

Lois Salinas

KITCHENS OPERATIONS MANAGER

I am a retired 20 year Navy veteran. I am married to Dan, have 3 sons and live in Fall Creek. I enjoy planning the meals at The Community Table and making food that is healthy, nutritious, cost effective and most of all YUMMY.

Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

VOLUNTEER/MARKETING COORDINATOR

Kevin was raised in Ferguson/Florissant, Missouri of North St. Louis County. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and a Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary. For a while he worked with Emotionally Disturbed kids and Juvenile Delinquents. He Graduated from Seminary and was ordained in to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2000. He served churches in central Kansas and Hawaii, before he left the ministry and church in 2015. He moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin of that same year and began working for The Community Table. He is a proud single father and grandfather, and has been spending a lot of his free time recently participating in local musical theater.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • BEN FRANKO - PRESIDENT
  • HOLLY LARSON - VICE PRESIDENT
  • ROSS CLAY
  • CHRISTIAN WISE
  • NEIL HODOROWSKI
  • DONALD MARJALA
  • JACOB VANDENBUSH
  • KAREN PEIKERT
  • MELISSA MAXWELL
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OUR GUESTS

Guests of The Community Table are surveyed quarterly to assist us in learning who eats and how we might better be able to serve their needs.

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QUARTERLY FINDINGS,

LAST UPDATED 4TH QUARTER 2016

67%
MEN
33%
WOMEN
48%
OF OUR GUESTS ARE DISABLED
11%
LIVE IN SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS
70%
OF OUR GUEST REPORT EATING HERE REDUCES THEIR ANXIETY OVER FOOD INSECURITY
54
IS THE AVERAGE AGE OF OUR GUESTS
88%
REPORT HAVING EXTREMELY LOW INCOME OR NO INCOME
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