Welcome Table is a source of community for neighbors creating abundance together in East Austin. We honor each other by nourishing mind, body, and spirit.

Welcome Table faithfully advances a cycle of giving and receiving that began in 1941 with the founding of St. James’ Episcopal Church. Today our signature programs, Freedom Schools and Neighbor to Neighbor, demonstrate a deep commitment to Dr. King’s inclusive vision of Beloved Community.

Neighbor to Neighbor shares food, diapers, utility assistance, and caring community with our low-income neighbors in East Austin, with a special focus on our senior neighbors. In 2023, we shared 79,324 pounds of nutritious, shelf-stable food and fresh produce, 78,953 diapers and incontinence products for babies and seniors, and $40,835.51 in bus passes, grocery gift cards, and utility bill assistance.

CDF Freedom Schools® Austin is a year-round culturally responsive family support network that culminates in a free six-week literacy and STEAM education program for scholars ages 6-11. Since 2014, over 450 scholars have averaged a 9-month increase in reading level during the 6-week program. Scholars’ trajectory for success is fortified with family support, a team of college-aged Servant Leader Interns, and professionals in the community who come together to support and celebrate their potential.

Whoever you are and wherever you are, you are welcome at this table.