Community Blog

Did you know that groups of any size can join The Family Dinner Project? From neighborhoods and parenting groups to colleges and grade schools, our Community Blog gives you inspirational, informative updates about our wide range of community projects.
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The Community YMCA and The Family Dinner Project

April 3rd, 2014

Read how our partnership is bringing families and communities together

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From Lunch Table to Family Table: Creating A Utopian World

December 30th, 2013

Gordon College mentors & 6th graders from the KIPP Academy create a perfect world together

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Update on our work with Mayo’s Center for Innovation

October 14th, 2013

Training the trainers to spread the word

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Bringing Meaningful Conversation to the Cafeteria

August 26th, 2013

Guest blogger and college student Sarah Sessa on what she learned as a Lunch Circles mentor

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Grandparents as Inspiration

June 3rd, 2013

The Family Dinner Project reaches out to grandparents in Lynn, Mass.

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Meeting Moms Where they Are

April 25th, 2013

How parent workshops are making a difference

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Community Dinner “Pen Pals”

April 1st, 2013

A placemat exchange brings families and communities closer

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A Pizza Party Finale

February 28th, 2013

The Winter Community Dinner Series in Lynn comes to a festive close

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A Customized Community Dinner

February 14th, 2013

Read about how an enchilada feast brought a community together in Watertown, MA.

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Cooking With Kids: Dill Soup & Homemade Bread

January 13th, 2013

After reading “Stone Soup,” more than 20 kids whipped up delicious dill soup. Click through for recipes!

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Family Dinners for Community Health

November 29th, 2012

In partnership with the Mayo Clinic, we recently hosted a community dinner in Dodge County, Minnesota. Read on to learn more!

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Kicking Off the Winter Community Dinner Series

November 15th, 2012

Families gathered in Lynn, MA for some homemade guac, chocolate fondue and community bonding.