let's serve hope in spokane

Big Table has been headquartered in Spokane since 2009. Spokane’s restaurant and hospitality industry employs nearly 24,000 people and is the 4th largest employment sector in Spokane County. Nearly half of those employees fall below the “survival” income line set by economists.

Big Table comes alongside these hardworking people when they experience a crisis or an unexpected challenge to offer support, encouragement, and hope.

We have so much work to do to care for Spokane industry workers.

Won't you join us?


We are now accepting referrals on the Palouse including Moscow, Pullman and Colfax areas.


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I always know that you are there, and just knowing that y’all care about me does more good than I can put into words.

Chris is a well-loved, hard-working chef, passionate about food and people. He was initially referred in 2013 for relational support and counseling resources while managing a difficult season of depression. We stayed connected as the years flew by, checking in and encouraging Chris in whatever circumstances he was in.

In 2022, a co-worker and Big Table friend noticed Chris painstakingly navigate the bus route to/from work and referred him to Big Table to help find reliable transportation. Evident of Chris’ care and camaraderie for others, this community rallied to get him wheels. In partnership with his employer and a local care partner, your support was leveraged to get Chris back on the road.

Fast forward to 2023 (a decade into walking with Chris), he trusted us enough to share that he was in desperate need of a full extraction and dentures due to some long-term dental issues. We’ve lined up care partners to help, and Chris is now motivated to improve his health this year – including a goal to quit smoking – so he is ready for the procedures. What an incredible honor to watch Chris’ ten-year transformational story unfold, bringing with it personal and spiritual growth, a focus on healthy living, and the blessing of a rekindled faith.


unexpected 20s

Want to get involved now? Try sharing some U20s! This is a great place for individuals and small groups to start partnering with Big Table. Big Table provides small envelopes that you fill with $20 bills and give out when in a restaurant or hotel. Simple and amazingly effective. Look for one person working in a restaurant or hotel invisible to others, or one that is having a bad day. It very well could be someone in the kitchen or behind the scenes. Then give them the Unexpected 20 envelope with a $20 bill inside. Tell them it is simply a gift for them…no strings attached. This is not payment or a tip, it is a gift. After the Unexpected 20 is delivered email us with a story of what you noticed or felt at stories@bigtable.org.

Need envelopes? You can print your own or contact your city and we’d love to send you some.


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(509) 608-8445

Mailing Address

PO Box 372
Spokane, WA 99210

Office Location

827 West First, Suite 118
Spokane, WA 99201

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