Helper of everyday life – in the volunteering – there is nothing good, except to do it. (Erich Kastner) The Tubingen Board was founded as an association in July 1998; She emerged from an initiative by three parishes of Tubingen and began with 11 members. Pate was the first mayor of the city of Tubingen, Gerd Weimer six months preparation lasted until the first client could be used. Appropriate rooms had to be found and renovated and rebuilt, a van was purchased from donations, it was also to inspire people to participate. Was launched in March 1999, the Tubingen Panel opened the doors. 35 volunteers provided approximately 125 needy people per day with food. in 2004, the Club bought a new van with cooling unit thanks to the help of a sponsor and donations. The old van provides good services in a mission station in Nairobi/Kenya.
Over the years increased the number of needy people in Tubingen and environment, so that the place of Panel is no longer sufficient. A move was inevitable and 2005 the Tubingen table moved into new premises at Katharinenstrasse 29 in the French quarter. Around 105 volunteers and employees help four times a week with tireless efforts, needy customers in the Tubingen Board can buy e. V.. The number of customers increasing, were there before 9 years 125 customers, are now 520 households with about 1100 persons supported and monthly 2,000 sold shopping carts.
Per person costs 5 maximum amount the well-stocked cart of 1.20, 5 persons per household, including including baked goods, fruit, vegetables and dairy products. Who can buy into the table? The city of Tubingen offers a BonusCard for all, which only have a low income. In the municipal office, Schmiedstrasse Gate 4, 72070 Tubingen the BonusCard will be issued against production of the passport or identity card as well as the proof of income.