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.

Michelle Koehn

Michelle Koehn

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michelle graduated from Regis High School. She holds a BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY), and professional certificates from New York University and UC-Berkeley. She worked in New York and San Francisco for ten years before moving back to her hometown community!

michelle@thecommunitytable.org

Lois Salinas

Lois Salinas

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.

lois@thecommunitytable.org

Kevin Kline

Roberta Schield

FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

Roberta recently moved to Eau Claire from Central Wisconsin. She enjoys yoga, cooking and spending time with her family.

roberta@thecommunitytable.org

Kevin Kline

Max Soderberg

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

I'm from Mosinee, WI. I am the middle child of two brothers who are both currently enlisted in the Air Force. I was very involved with sports in High School as a 3 sport athlete participating in Basketball, Football, and Track (basketball is my favorite by far.) I now am currently a senior attending the University of Eau Claire seeking a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management.

thecommunitytableEC@gmail.com

OUR ON-SITE COORDINATORS

Ember Loew, Dawn Moore, Reba Krueger, Peggy Blomenberg

Coordinators

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • BEN FRANKO - PRESIDENT
  • HOLLY LARSON - VICE PRESIDENT
  • ROSS CLAY
  • JESSIE WEBER
  • NEIL HODOROWSKI
  • DONALD MARJALA
  • JACOB VANDENBUSH
  • KAREN PEIKERT
  • MELISSA MAXWELL
  • PETE RILEY
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OUR GUESTS

Guests of The Community Table are surveyed monthly 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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