The Longest Table
Sharing a meal with neighbors across our community
Sunday, November 5th from 5:30 to 7pm
Sunday, November 5th | 5:30 to 7pm
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On Sunday November 5th, friends and neighbors will gather for our annual tradition to share a meal at The Longest Table.

For three years, The Longest Table has given Tallahassee-Leon County a place to break bread and break down barriers. The City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government, The Village Square and Leadership Tallahassee host the event to give residents the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships across diverse communities, to move our community forward. The Longest Table project has been named a Knight Cities Challenge winner by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and cities across America have taken notice of this Tallahassee tradition and have started conversations of their own. We’re delighted to invite you once again to participate in this unique community event. Reserve your seat for The Longest Table here.



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Innovation is happening in cities across the country

The Longest Table was one of only 37 projects in cities across America to win the Knight Cities Challenge for innovation. From CNNMoney: “This year, 37 projects from 19 cities won a total of $5 million. But the scope of the projects was even greater: More than 4,500 groups submitted their takes on innovation.”

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"Breaking bread at one continuous and symbolic dinner table."

Unrest and discord can show up in our daily lives when we’re unable to see one another as people. With this in mind, our community came together to explore a simple, yet powerful idea – that meaningful connections could be built among people who might not otherwise cross paths.

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CityLab: 'The Longest Table' Helps Tallahassee break down barriers

A lot can be discussed over sweet tea and Southern barbecue, especially among more than 400 strangers gathered around a 350-foot-long table in Tallahassee, Florida. Diners poured in from all parts of town; some were new residents, while others were longtime Floridians. Click to read article.

Knight Foundation
Community conversations create solutions to common problems

In Tallahassee, Florida, The Longest Table, a 2016 Knight Cities Challenge winner, sought to build cross-community relationships with a series of conversations over meals in 100 homes.

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