How is this different than other faith-based poverty initiatives in the community?

Open Table has been recognized as a leading model for successful wraparound partnership between the faith community and local government. The outcomes (as noted later in this document) have been determined by national researchers. Founded by Jon Katov and born out of a church in Phoenix, AZ, Open Table is a discipleship opportunity to put faith into action and build authentic community. It is also endorsed by the US Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.