“We miss you!” Mary Ziska
“There are a few people who trickle in each day but the vibe of Table Grace is very different. Last Wednesday was our busiest day so far. People come, order and walk out the door. The tables are empty. It’s sad. We do have the opportunity to educate people about what is going on. Some people that are not in the shelters don’t have the news as readily as others and so are unaware of the restrictions.” Stacey Piper
1) Initially, I didn’t think too much about distancing. I just stayed focused on number of people in Café and guests sitting at separate tables, but still being able to talk to them and help people out. Now it is very different with fewer people coming in. And only really talking with people when taking an order or handing out food. And now I make sure I’m consciously aware of distance and sanitized of surfaces.
2) People do seem glad that they can come in and get lunch. Each day a few people still ask if there’s a chore they can do anyway. Gail, so enjoys being able to come every day and have her favorite—soup!!
Also, a man from San Diego who was in town in for work — so the city was unfamiliar, stopped in and was glad he could get a good salad to go, as well as hear about Table Grace and our purpose.
3) What is challenging is not being able to spend time talking and interacting with the customers like we do normallly.
4) Knowing the people who come in are largely patient and understand the situation, yet are thankful to be there and see us. And most still offer a donation.
5) I’m very thankful to be able to work. And that those who come in are happy we are open!!