The Open Table started serving a free cooked meal in Black Mountain on March 18, 2015 at the Black Mountain United Methodist Church. A typical day starts at 6:30 am when the chef and a volunteer start cooking the main meal and getting deserts set up. Other volunteers set up the tables and perform whatever duties are needed to provide a pleasant place for people to experience community over a hot meal, meals are served from 11:30 am to 1 pm on Wednesdays. In 2017 Open Table served 4,690 meals. Many churches in the area help with money, food, or volunteers. UUCSV helps with getting everything ready, serving meals, and cleaning up.