Community Table (First Church of Lombard)

Name of Organization: Community Table (First Church of Lombard)

Organization Address: 220 South Main Street, Lombard, Il 60148

Phone Number: (630) 629-2630  

Name and Position of Contact Person: Kris DeSmedt

E-mail Address:

Website Address:

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners: Wednesdays for one of two shifts: 3 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

Number of Placements Available: 5

Description of Organization:

The Community Table opens its doors each Wednesday night in order to provide a nutritious meal and social and emotional support to our neighbors in need. We are concerned about stopping hunger and promoting unity. To address these concerns, our volunteer chefs plan, cook, and serve a three course balanced meal. We then eat together to promote a community atmosphere. Those seated at our tables come from all paths of life: young, old, all different faiths, various education and class backgrounds. Everyone is welcome! We sponsor Community Table as a partner of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. (Please note: although it takes place in a church, Community Table is not a specifically religious program.)

Description of Service Learner Role:

Are you interested in nutrition and health, the hospitality industry, or social service? Would you like to help promote diversity in our communities? As a Community Table volunteer, you can help plan and cook meals. You can also simply serve food and socialize with old and young who come to eat with us. We would love to have you join us as a volunteer!

Organization Requirements:

We ask that volunteers commit to one of two possible shifts: helping with meal preparation and  cooking from 3 to 5 p.m.; or assisting with serving and clean up from 5 to 7 p.m.


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.