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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.

Reading and Eating: A Symbiotic Relationship

August 16th, 2012

We teamed up with a literacy program in Lynn, MA for a celebration of good books and food.

Lunching and Learning at the Ford School

June 6th, 2012

Think you’ve mastered the art of conversation? There’s always something new to learn with our Lunch Mentors Program.

A Satisfying End to a Community Dinner Series

May 15th, 2012

“Parents are such innovators,” said Sarrouf. “They are constantly having to improvise, and use their intelligence and intuition to find ways to overcome challenges. When parents come together and share their knowledge, it’s a really powerful thing.”

When Families and College Students Join Forces

April 24th, 2012

Read about how Southern Vermont College is building community and promoting higher education through an informal dinner series!

Chowing Down With Our In-School Lunch Program

April 11th, 2012

Tablecloths in the library? It must be The Family Dinner Project’s Lunch Mentors Program!

Togetherness and Taco Fridays

March 27th, 2012

A conversation with Jennifer de los Santos, a local mother and community member, about the Community Dinners at The Ford School in Lynn, Mass.

A Taste for Civilization

March 12th, 2012

What do the House of Representatives, the Arab Spring and my family all have in common? The need for more civil conversations over a family dinner.


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Family Dinners and Positive Body Image

February 27th, 2012

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week…

Making Enchiladas

The Family Dinner Project Goes to the Ford School

January 5th, 2012

“On a rainy night in December, five families came to the Ford School cafeteria, where we made enchiladas together, told stories about our family dinners and shared tips about how to get kids to eat healthy foods…”


If Every Day Were Christmas Eve

December 12th, 2011

The Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA was the first high school to bring The Family Dinner Project to its campus. Students in Pingree’s Food Writing explored the relationship among culture, family & relationships. Here is one student’s essay.

Ostrander Family

The Family Dinner Project Goes to College

May 11th, 2011

What would a Family Dinner Project look like on a college campus? That’s a question Southern Vermont College (SVC) is helping us answer. Their Campus Community Dinner Series is a program that was inspired by The Family Dinner Project…


The Family Dinner Project Kick-Off Event

July 29th, 2010

In the beginning, there was dinner…