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 is composed of one-full time employee; 7 part-time employees; 3 core office volunteers; 7 core kitchen volunteers. 3,000 helping hands are needed in our kitchen & dining room per year. Our volunteers help carry out our mission every single day of the year… they prepare, cook, serve and clean-up every meal. Join a terrific community volunteers by e-mailing volunteer@thecommunitytable.org or call (715) 835-4977 x 7

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

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

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Kim Studinger

BOOKKEEPER

I have been a bookkeeper for 15 years, and have own bookkeeping business helping small companies do great things. I am excited to join The Community Table team and put my passion for bookkeeping to use. If I am not out on the river in my canoe, you will most likely find me buried deep in QuickBooks and spreadsheets, and surrounded by numbers with a big smile on my face.

financial@thecommunitytable.org

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Dawn Moore

ASSISTANT KITCHEN MANAGER

Dawn develops the menu, writes the recipes, accepts food donations and solves interesting (and sometimes humorous) issues in our kitchen, dining room and bathrooms.

dawn@thecommunitytable.org

OUR ON-SITE COORDINATORS

Our on-site kitchen coordinators work directly with volunteers. Our coordinators support and work with volunteers with a range of culinary aptitude (from very beginner to advanced!) and cleaning to ensure our volunteers prepare, cook serve and cleanup every meal

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Peggy Blomenberg

ON-SITE KITCHEN COORDINATOR

I so enjoy working with our cheerful, generous volunteer teams who arrive ready to chop, cook, and clean! I moved to Eau Claire eight years ago, and I love reading, singing, writing, hiking, and fine ice cream. You'll find me on a tennis or Pickleball court or the ski trails, singing with the Threshold Singers or at church, or spending precious time with my granddaughter.

Kevin Kline

Reba Krueger

ON-SITE KITCHEN COORDINATOR

I am so proud be a partner at The Community Table. Serving this city and the people in it gives me so much joy. Other things that bring me joy? Food, friends, adventure, and singing loudly anywhere, anytime. 

Kevin Kline

Pete Raleigh

Pete is a great on-site kitchen coordinator!

Kevin Kline

John Kronenberg

John is is a great on-site kitchen coordinator!

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Pete Riley - President
  • HOLLY LARSON - VICE PRESIDENT
  • Donald Marjala - Interim Treasurer
  • Karen Peikert
  • Melissa Maxwell
  • Neil Hodorowski
  • Dan Smith
  • Jackie Minor
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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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