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Grant Helps Tallahassee to Expand Longest Table Initiative

The Longest Table
Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 14:46:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- A Tallahassee project is one of 37 in the entire nation that will receive funding from the Knight Cities Challenge.

The opening phase of the Longest Table was held in October. Over 400 citizens came out to share a meal and share experiences.

Thanks to the Knight Cities Grant, community leaders will be able to start the second phase of the Longest Table initiative.

"The County looks forward to continuing the conversation we helped start in October of last year," Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox said. "And we proudly support events like The Longest Table because they help citizens ask hard questions and make new connections."

The next phase, which will take place on Sunday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m., will break conversations into smaller dinners of 6-8 citizens in over 100 homes and public spaces around the community.

"We are extremely proud of helping Tallahassee secure a Knight Creative Cities grant to expand such a worthwhile effort,” Mayor Andrew Gillum said. "The Longest Table is helping to create a positive movement in our community that is breaking down silos, and allowing citizens from different walks of life to build meaningful connections."

If you are interested in hosting or attending a Longest Table event, please visit LongestTable.com or call 891-8181.