The Table

In Fall 2022, we examined food insecurity among Harding students, engaging with social clubs, student associations, and international students. We heard stories of tuition struggles, inadequate meals, and students living in challenging conditions. A chapel survey revealed that 36% of respondents experienced up to 16 days without a nutritious meal monthly.

Who We Are

With help from a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education's Higher Education Division, we established The Table, Harding University's student food resource center where one can come and be filled.

Our Mission

Our mission is to meet each Harding community member where they are and walk them toward wholeness. Our goal is to remove any stigma associated with being food insecure and to maintain the dignity of everyone who is in need.

Where To Find Us

Location: Kendall Hall
The Table is open daily (other than designated university holidays and closures):
MWF, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
T/TH, noon – 7 p.m.

The Table is led by a student board, consisting of a board president, an education coordinator, partnership coordinator, events coordinator, volunteer coordinator, communications and marketing coordinator, data and operations coordinator and a ministry coordinator. They are supported by a faculty advisor. The student board will host meetings, events, and activities, including conversations about the nature and impact of food insecurity, cooking classes, conversations about shopping on a budget, and partnering across campus and with the Searcy community to respond to and mitigate this challenge.

Meet our Team

Tucker Lovell, Board President
Caleb St Clair, Data and Operations Coordinator
Kaylee Grimes, Education Coordinator
Milyn Ross, Volunteer Coordinator
Communications and Marketing Coordinator–Vacant
Events Coordinator–Vacant
Ministry Coordinator–Vacant
Partnership Coordinator–Vacant
Dr. Andrea Morris, Faculty Sponsor

“Love your neighbor as yourself” —Mark 12:31
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” —Philippians 2:4
“Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” —Romans 15:2

The Harding community may “shop” the Resource Center or may complete a request form identifying the items they need. Items can either be picked up from The Table or items can be delivered to the shopper’s campus mailbox. Importantly, we ask every shopper to complete an information sheet that will assist us to better serve the community and to pursue grant funding to help sustain the food resource center. Every shopper must also show their Harding ID upon entry.

Volunteers Needed

If our mission speaks to you, fill out an application here.