Sheperd's Table

Shepherd’s Table Meal Preparation

Located in Downtown Silver Spring, less than 3 miles from OKC, Shepherd’s Table’s mission is to provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner.  Shepherd’s Table was established in 1983, and it is supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors.  Shepherd’s Table serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, and it is a safety net provider in our community. 

Shepherd’s Table has a need for prepared meals to feed approximately 100 clients for their meal services.  Once a month, a team of volunteers will prepare pans of side dishes to be delivered to Shepherd’s Table.  All food preparation will occur in OKC’s kitchen, and the start time for each volunteer team can be flexible depending on each team’s schedule. 

We are looking for 4 to 7 volunteers each month, and we wish to stress that this volunteer opportunity is suitable for everyone, including families with young children who can be safely and appropriately supervised in the OKC kitchen. Teams are responsible for 1) purchasing the main ingredients; 2) food preparation under the supervision of OKC’s mashgiach; 3) cleanup; and 4) delivery to Shepherd’s Table.    

Sign up for a Shepherd’s Table meal slot on the Signup Genius, or contact Aron Krasnopoler (aronkras1444 [at] gmail [dot] com; 202-55-7724) or Helaine Resnick (heresnick [at] gmail [dot] com; 202.329.8616 ) by phone or email.  Reserved dates for 2019-20 are:  October 28, 2019, November 18, 2019, December 16, 2019, January 13, 2020, February 10, 2020, March 23, 2020, April 20, 2020, May 18, 2020, June 22, 2020, July 20, 2020, August 17, 2020.   Alternative dates can be scheduled with OKC Mashgiah (Mashgiach [at] ohrkodesh [dot] org).

Recipes for dishes requested by Shepherd’s Table will be provided.  All ingredients must comply with OKC kashrut policies.

Preparing meals for Shepherd’s Table will involve the following tasks:

  • Purchasing all ingredients.
  • Preparing food under the supervision of OKC’s mashgiach .
  • Placing prepared food in a 20 x 12 x 3 disposable serving trays, covering the trays with foil, and labeling them.  Disposable trays with covering are stored at Ohr Kodesh Congregation.
  • Delivering the trays to Shepherd’s Table, located at 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


Contact Aron Krasnopoler (aronkras1444 [at] gmail [dot] com;202-55-7724) or Helaine Resnick (heresnick [at] gmail [dot] com; 202.329.8616 ) by phone or email with questions related to the quantity of food that is needed, a list of suggested recipes, and information on delivering food to Shepherd’s Table.

With gratitude,

Aron Krasnopoler and Helaine Resnick

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