Not far from the City of Brotherly Love, is Princeton, NJ, what I’d like to call the Town of Brotherly Love. The people of Princeton have always been generous in giving their support to good causes. Now two churches in town are calling on their parishioners as volunteers to make it possible to break bread with the community.
Trinity Church‘s One Table Café opened its doors January 2011. Their mission was to feed dinner to those of all walks of life together the third Friday of every month at 6:30 PM. Reservations are required, and diners are asked to contribute what they can afford. Their efforts were so appreciated, that they now serve lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
I’m now excited to see the Princeton United Methodist Church will open their Cornerstone Community Kitchen on Wednesday, June 6th at 5 PM. Their mission is to offer a nourishing meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere to all who come. Dinner will be served from 5 until 6:30 PM , and all attending children will be given a breakfast bag for the next morning. The meal is free, and no reservations are needed.
It’s thrilling to see this in Princeton, a town known for its affluence, but also for its diversity. These churches welcome all, and make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, creed, color, or socio-economic background, to dine with each other, having conversations about the consolidation, the recent black bear sightings, the traffic from the past Princeton Reunions, and more.
So spread the word, and attend the very first Cornerstone Community Kitchen dinner, as well as those to follow. Check out the One Table Café lunches and dinners as well.