John Garofalo

Judi Hill, John Garofalo

The Akron Community Foundation is revealing the results of a massive public engagement project that brought people together over a meal to discuss life in greater Akron.

The “On the Table” event last October was one of ten held around the country. In Akron, about 6,000 people participated in a series of meals, then answered follow-up questionnaires.

photo of On the Table Greater Akron

The Akron Community Foundation is hoping to get people in Summit, Medina and Portage counties together to share both some food and conversation.

The foundation is organizing dinner parties, lunches and breakfast gatherings of 10 to 12 people. The goal is to promote unscripted conversation about the wants and needs of the community.