Laughter Is Brightest In The Place Where Food Is

- Irish Proverb -

What's New?

On August 28, 2020, one of Open Table MDI’s founders – Puranjot Kaur – attempted a solo, non-stop circumnavigation swim of Mount Desert Island. This swim is roughly 44-miles in length, was projected to take around 24-hours to complete, and was never attempted before. This event was a kick-off for Open Table MDI’s Fall Fundraising. Although Puranjot was unable to complete the swim, due to weather and colder than projected water temperatures, the support of the community has been overwhelming. 

Our Programs

A place where neighbors gather. A place where healthy, local food is prepared with care and love and is available to all who come. A place where people linger – reconnecting with old friends and discovering new ones they may never have met otherwise. A place where all people are treated with respect. This is a supper with Open Table MDI.  

Get Involved

Open Table MDI has multiple ways for community members to get involved with our program. From volunteering to donating to eating at the supper, it is our sincere hope that Open Table MDI provides a welcoming atmosphere for all members of our community – however they choose to engage with what we have to offer.


To support our weekly supper, there are many volunteer opportunities. Perhaps you’d like to help out in the kitchen with food preparation or lend a hand with meal serving or dishwashing. Many hands make the hard work of the supper flow smoothly.


If you are unable to find time to volunteer, monetary or in-kind donations are always a welcome way to get involved with our program. Open Table MDI is a grassroots, non-profit organization. As a 501(c)(3), all donations to Open Table MDI are tax-exempt.


One of the best and most important ways to get involved with Open Table MDI? Come enjoy a delicious and healthy meal with your fellow neighbors! Our meals are open to all, regardless of financial need. We hope to see you soon!