On the Table Philly is a forum designed to engage area residents in an open dialogue, foster new relationships and inspire solutions to strengthen communities. On May 23, 2017, Philadelphia area residents will gather in small groups across the region to share a meal and discuss the opportunities and issues we face in our region.

These conversations can inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger and more dynamic.

The Philadelphia Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are partnering to bring On the Table to Greater Philadelphia.

The Chicago Community Trust launched the first On the Table event in 2014, and it has since become a national movement.


How to Host

Want to know how to host? Everything you want to know is right here!

  1. 1 Register Click below to fill out an easy form registering you as a host.
  2. 2 Plan Decide what meal and what topic of conversation you will present.
  3. 3 Invite Decide who to invite; remember diversity is key to robust conversations.
  4. 4 Post Share your hosting news with your social media network and ours!