When we eat together

One World, One Family, One Table for All the Humanity


8/30/20231 min read

If you pass by WWBT Center around noon, don’t be surprised finding us all sitting next to each other in a long-long table sharing and enjoying our lunch. The Big Lunch is about bringing people together to have lunch – to make new friends, share stories, to have fun, and form bonds that last. Taking the time to sit down together over a meal helps create social networks that in turn have profound effects on our physical and mental health, our happiness and well being, and even our sense of purpose in life. Indeed, gathering around the table for a meal is a time-honored tradition in many cultures. It’s a time to relax, share news, and enjoy each other’s company. Moreover community mealtimes, which allow friends to get together, communicate, and share emotions are helpful in alleviating negative effects of stressful experiences as well as depressive mood while promoting intimacyand a sense of unity.Because “Friends that eat together stay together!” And for WWBT Community Mealtimes are more than just eating together!

Hahathaki Mariza