Feed the People with Jennifer Bailey and Julia Fredenburg


photo by Chelsea MacMillan

photo by Chelsea MacMillan

Who doesn't love a potluck? Good food and good company have been bringing humans together for centuries. In faith spaces, we see church socials and communion, Passover seders, and celebratory feasts in almost every tradition. And social movements often begin with people opening their homes for meetings and planning sessions where nourishment is almost always necessary. Even in the so-called antisocial Internet Age, potlucks will most likely never go away. In fact, some folks are using the dinner table as a way to create safe space for the most marginalized among us and bring together people who don't see eye to eye. People of all colors, creeds, nationalities, sexualities, political parties, genders, etc. are invited to see and be seen, to welcome and be welcomed. In these uncertain and divided times, potlucks are revolutionary.

In this episode, we hold a (virtual) community roundtable with two guests who know a lot about feeding the people. Reverend Jennifer Bailey, co-founder of The People's Supper, and Julia Fredenburg, co-founder of Sunday Night Dinner, share their insights and stories from having hosted and organized hundreds of potlucks all over the country.

In This Episode

The People's Supper


Dream Defenders