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Community to break bread, discuss what matters to them during citywide table talks

On The Table Philly 2018

Community to break bread, discuss what matters to them during citywide table talks

by Gillian McGoldrick, Updated: September 20, 2018

One day last year, Pedro Ramos ate seven meals in a matter of hours.

It didn’t matter what was served, the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation recalled Thursday. What mattered were the conversations with strangers taking place throughout the city at more than 300 locations, where people discussed issues that matter most to them.

Now he’s looking forward to chowing down once again with Philadelphians of various ages, cultures, and neighborhoods.

On Thursday, he helped the Philadelphia Foundation and the Knight Foundation, two of the event’s presenting sponsors, host a kickoff event at Reading Terminal Market to talk about last year’s success and introduce the 2018 program, which begins Nov. 8.