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Clone of 500 Plates Community Meal


500 Plates Community Meal

On Friday, June 16, 2017, United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties hosted 500 Plates, an outdoor community meal designed to bring together different types of people in order to develop relationships across our community. Over 300 people came together to share a meal and discover commonalities with others who we may not typically meet. Essentially, 500 Plates builds social capital by connecting people to other people...Read More.

Community Comments

"The commonality was that everyone felt like an outsider." -Jim, table guest

"I'm at the end of my career. I have been around the block. I was encouraged by how many faces I didn't recognized." -Carol, participant

"I've been here 40 years, and there are some times that I still feel like a newcomer." -Cindy, participant

"It's really important to listen and to not come up with an agenda." -Tim, participant

To watch a video made by OSU Extension, click here.