Hearth & Table









Good Soil's Hearth & Table program is a community kitchen and free, home cooked meal every Thursday night during the school year - come eat with us!


Central Lutheran Church is an agency partner of FOOD for Lane County and works in collaboration with the UO Food Security Task Force.

We Gather

At Central Lutheran Church, we are listening as students share their experiences of food insecurity. We have responded by inviting students from our local universities and colleges to gather at Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St, in our Parish Hall every Thursday during the academic year. We start cooking at 4:30 and eat at 6:30pm.


The first step - showing up - is a hard one to take. But we are committed to providing a safe and affirming space for students inclusive of a wide diversity of identity and creed.

We Cook

In advance, volunteers sign up for week's "community kitchen" experience - you have the opportunity to join 3-5 others and come at 4:30 to help prepare the dinner we're serving that night. They work closely with Chef Ryan, whose passion is educating and empowering people in the kitchen to learn to cook with nutritious and affordable ingredients. Come learn kitchen safety, knife skills, how to balance flavors, and much, much more! (Did we mention it's fun?)

Email Sister Clare to sign up for an upcoming community kitchen!

We Eat

If cooking is fun, eating together is all the more so. Even if you can't join us in the kitchen, come enjoy the meal! Along the way, we'll blog about the recipes Chef Ryan has prepared and share tips about the cooking process, so if you like what you're eating, you can make it again yourself and share it with your friends.

We Build Community

From the planting of the seeds and starts for the produce and herbs included in the meal to the wiping down of the counters at the end of the night, we are here to build community with and around you. You are welcome to be as involved as you want to be - come garden with us, cook with us, eat with us, clean up with us... or any one of those things. Enjoy the company of people who aren't college students, from the toddlers to the elders!


We are proud of you for the work you are doing. However we can, we hope to feed both hungry bellies and hungry hearts so you are well and successful. Join us!


1857 Potter St

Eugene, OR 97403

541-345-0395 x306



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