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Please take a moment to enjoy the video below. Note the layout of our kitchen, serving style, seating arrangements, joy and Holy Chaos of our community meals. If you’re interested in becoming a Downtown Welcome Table partner, keep reading.

Forms for Partner Restaurants:

Wednesday Lunch Details and Menu Submission Form

Sunday Breakfast Details and Menu Submission Form

  Find a complete list of FAQ here.


We recognize that this is a big undertaking. Some restaurants ‘team up’ to share the joyful weight of producing such a large-scale meal.

If the Welcome Table meal is not the right fit for your team, please note these additional opportunities to love on the community through food at Haywood Street.

Prepare a meal for Haywood Street Respite:

Haywood Street Respite is a safe place for unhoused Friends to rest and recover from acute illness or injury on a short-term basis. Every evening, dinner is shared ‘family-style’ around the kitchen table. On Saturdays, we invite Friends that have stayed in Respite before to come back and enjoy lunch with the community — we call these lunches “covenant meals” because their intention is to provide a direct connection back to the supportive community of Haywood Street.. Our meal train format allows for easy sign-up.

  • The nightly meal should be delivered between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Please bring enough for 20 people. Click here to sign up to bring dinner for Respite.
  • The Saturday covenant meal should be delivered by noon. Please bring enough for 25 people. Click here to sign up to bring a Staurday covenant meal.

Please know you are always invited to take a seat and share this food and time with Haywood Street friends.

For more information, contact Hannah at hannah@haywoodstreet.org.

Provide a culinary ingredient or service:

In every way possible, the Downtown Welcome Table aims to shine light on the inherent worth of everyone who walks through the doors. Fresh ingredients are lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Flowers adorn each table and silverware is rolled in cloth napkins. We believe using products of high quality extends the notion that people have worth and so we partner with ethical companies that emphasize fresh and local, or artisan-made. A shining example of this is The Welcome Table Coffee Collective a group of local roasters who donate fair-trade, locally roasted coffee beans on a monthly basis.

If you have a culinary product or service that you are interested in providing, either by donation or at cost, we would love to hear from you!

For more information, please contact Laura at laura@haywoodstreet.org.

“Every single person, from every walk of life, has a seat at the table.”

– Elizabeth Button, Chief Impact Officer/Owner, Katie Button Restaurants

“In a world that goes out of its way to undignify the experience of poverty, we’re trying to do the opposite.”

– Brian Combs, Founding Pastor, Haywood Street Congregation
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