Cambridge Neighbourhood Table brings together neighbours by connecting through a meal, activities, and sharing conversations.

Cambridge Neighbourhood Table

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The Cambridge Neighbourhood Table has 3 locations located in neighbourhoods across Cambridge, Ontario. By creating an environment where people can share conversations and enjoy a meal together, the Cambridge Neighbourhood Table encourages meaningful interactions and connections among community members. Everyone is welcome at the table!

Join us at each location for a nourishing dinner, coffee and tea, special events, workshops, activities for all ages, and more!

Check out our calendar for dates and more details!

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Join us!

Mondays at Langs

1145 Concession Rd
2nd and 4th Monday of every month 

5:00pm-6:30pm

Tuesdays at the Freedom Centre

1332 Hamilton St
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 

5:00pm-6:30pm

Fridays at Forward Church

55 Franklin Blvd
Every Friday

Open: 5:00-8:00pm

Dinner: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Why Donate to Cambridge Neighbourhood Table?

Support the Cambridge Neighbourhood Table (CNT) and help us create vibrant, inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome and valued. Your donation will enable us to address food insecurity, foster social connections, and revitalize neighborhoods across Cambridge, Ontario. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of residents and build a stronger, more connected community for all. Donate today and be a part of the positive change happening in our neighborhoods!

Volunteer With Cambridge Neighbourhood Table

Cambridge Neighbourhood Table is seeking volunteers for the following roles:

Hospitality and Host Volunteer

What is a Hospitality Volunteer?

Hospitality Volunteers are needed for each location. This role may be for you, if you:

  • Enjoy meeting new people

  • Have a passion for interacting with guests

What will I be doing?

Hospitality Volunteers will help in a variety of ways:

  • Greeting guests as they arrive

  • Build relationships with guests through conversation and while participating in games and activities.

  • Help guests connect to essential services provided by our partner agencies.

What’s the time commitment?

A 2.5-hour commitment once a week (every week) is encouraged, either from 3 pm-5:00 pm or 5:00 pm-7 pm.

What day and where?

Mondays at Langs, 1145 Concession Rd.
Tuesday at the Freedon Centre, 1332 Hamilton Rd.

Fridays at Forward Church, 55 Franklin Blvd.

Is there training provided?

Yes, training will be provided for all volunteer roles.

How do I get involved?

Email us at info@kinbridge.ca to get started or for more information!

Meal Team Volunteer

What is a Meal Team Volunteer?

Meal teams are needed for each location. Each meal team needs a team leader and usually has 12 meal team members. Consider volunteering if you:

  • Are part of an existing team (corporation, business, faith based, community based, sports team, etc.) and want to make a difference in your community

  • Are primarily interested in meal preparation, serving and clean-up

What will I be doing?

The role of a Meal Team is to:

  • plan the menu

  • prepare the meal from 12:00-5:00pm

  • serve the buffet-style meal from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

  • clean-up

What’s the time commitment?

We encourage meal teams to sign on for one meal a month. Once every other month (or other frequency) is an option as well, please contact us.

Time commitment for 12 team members is determined by each meal team, along these lines:

  • 4-6 team members for meal preparation from 12 pm to 4:30 pm

  • 4-6 team members will focus on meal serving and cleanup from 4:30 pm to 7 pm

What day and where?

We are currently seeking Meal Teams for each of our locations

Is there training for volunteers?

Yes, training will be provided for all volunteer roles.

How can my group get involved?

Email us at info@kinbridge.ca to get started or for more information!

I’m not part of a group, can I join an existing Volunteer Meal Team?

Absolutely! Email us at info@kinbridge.ca to get started or for more information!

Our Story

Working Together to make Cambridge Neighbourhood Table a reality

2018

The idea behind Cambridge Neighbourhood Table began in 2018 by two community minded and committed Cambridge Residents – Keith Rivers and Dan Clements – members of Citizens for Cambridge. They connected with the Cambridge Neighbourhood Organizations, and it was decided that Kinbridge had the capacity to lead.




2019

A steering committee was created to help guide the program.

Funding was received from the City of Cambridge, the Region of Waterloo, and the United Way.

 




2020

The first location for CNT was set to launch in May 2020 at Forward Church.

The pandemic delayed the start, and the program was paused until we were able to safely gather in person.

2023

The first site in Galt was launched in May at Forward Church.

The second sites in Preston launched in November, in partnership with the Freedom Centre, Langs and Preston Heights Community Group.

 

 

Plan to launch 3 additional sites and continue to operate in Galt and Preston.

And Beyond!

Continue to run 5 nights a week around the city of Cambridge, creating an environment where people can share conversations and enjoy a meal together, encouraging meaningful interactions and connections among community members.

Our mandate . . .

  • be a welcoming, supportive and hopeful environment for those who are struggling financially
  • build a sense of belonging within their neighbourhood
  • combat isolation and loneliness
  • bring local agencies together to support individuals
  • support citizens transitioning away from reliance on shelters
  • provide an opportunity for physical activity to improve wellness and assist in developing healthy lifestyles with direct community
  • develop neighbourhood and workplace integration pathways

Thank you to our Community Funders

Thank you to our community partners

We thank all the faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations, social clubs and citizens who support this program. We could not do it without you!

Help keep Cambridge Neighbourhood Table going – donate to or partner with us by contacting info@cambridgetable.ca.

Cambridge Food Bank

Ray of Hope

Rhythm and Blues Cambridge

The Bridges

Forward Church Cambridge

The Freedom Centre

Langs