Come together, right now, over food: ‘On The Table Philly’ set for spring launch

The new initiative from the Philadelphia Foundation and the Knight Foundation is scheduled for May 23.

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A new initiative plans to bring people from all over Philadelphia together to create a sense of unity through new relationships. And food, of course.

On the Table Philly wants to connect individuals and communities across different backgrounds and interests “to elevate civic conversations, share a meal, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience,” according to an announcement from the Philadelphia Foundation and the Knight Foundation, which are partnering on the initiative.

Organizers will spend the next 100 days recruiting hosts to gather Philadelphians over a meal and discuss the common good of the region. Philly is one of 10 cities participating in On the table; the local event is set for May 23.

“We are looking forward to the insights that residents from all backgrounds will have for making our city an evenĀ better place to live and work,” Patrick Morgan, Knight Foundation program director for Philadelphia, saidĀ in the announcement. “The hope is that this connected effort will help cities identify opportunities and solutions that will lead to more growth and prosperity.”