The Grassroots Engagement Lead’s primary focus will be on relationship-building for policy work, with both partner organizations and farmers/stakeholders. They will be the staff lead for the Climate & Equity Policy Project, coordinating trainings, meetings, and communications with the Project grantee cohort and coordinating a grants review and awards process in the case of additional funds becoming available.
On October 25, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its "Household Food Security" report for 2022, featuring the latest data on food (in)security in the U.S.
Chief among its relevant findings for faith communities working to address food insecurity and food access is the sharp uptick in food insecurity from 2021 to 2022.
Come to the Table’s School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling (SFJFS) kicked off on September 28 with a session entitled, “The Power of Storytelling,” featuring a mini-workshop from New York Times bestselling author Mark Yaconelli.
Most people know Farm Aid as Willie Nelson’s annual benefit concert, and it is a music festival of long lineage and legendary proportions. But attending this year as a RAFI employee gave Mary Bulan a “behind the scenes'' look at the good work this organization is doing.
For the first time, Come to the Table opened up its food and faith cohort to a national audience of leaders. The cohort features members from 19 states across the country who work at the intersection of food justice and faith, at churches, non-profits, farms, and a host of other great organizations.