On the Table Greater Akron is a community-wide initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to make our region a strong, vibrant, safe, and dynamic place to live and work.
Started by the Chicago Community Trust in 2014, On the Table embraces the idea that small conversations can generate big ideas – ideas that ultimately help shape the future of a region. In 2017, Akron was selected as one of 10 cities across the United States to host the event with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Led by Akron Community Foundation, the initiative brought thousands of residents together in from 2017-2019 to discuss pressing community issues in small mealtime conversations.
Plans for future On the Table Greater initiatives are being discussed, but residents are encouraged to hold their own discussions with family, friends and colleagues. Materials and information are available on the On the Table Greater Akron website.