Its been said “The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves.”*
In response to this, Tulsa’s Table works to empower at-risk youth with agricultural and culinary skills through food production gardens and a pay-what-you-can community café.
Yet, nourishment is so much more than food. To be truly nourished, we believe one needs information, encouragement and opportunity.
Through our programming, students gain important job and life skills while increasing their capacity to feed themselves and move toward living in self-sufficient ways. In our gardens, at-risk students are guided through a process of cultivating the land, growing and harvesting food, and preparing it for sale or service to the public. The students are nourished with increased nutritional awareness, horticulture experience and health skill sets. Then, they’re able to share nourishment through our community cafes where they prepare and serve meals from the foods they’ve grown, providing healthy menu options for diners from all walks of life.