David Allen

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David Allen works as a Program Coordinator in the Come to the Table Program. David was born and raised in Shelby, North Carolina, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, David worked in a variety of fields including journalism, education, and parish ministry.

Come to the Table Eastern Regional Gathering

On May 24, Eastern NC faith leaders gathered at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park for a day of learning, fellowship, and discussion. Come to the Table is hosting two more regional gatherings this year, and we would love to see you there!

Come to the Table Regional Gatherings

The Come to the Table team is excited to soon host a free in-person event at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park (just outside of Goldsboro, NC) on Tuesday, May 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  “What’s Next? Spirit, Power, and Connection,” will build off of themes from our recent conference by exploring the role […]

Mini-grants Available to Connect Faith Communities and Farmers of Color

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA’s (RAFI-USA) Come to the Table program (CTTT) is pleased to once again offer grants to support up to 20 rural United Methodist churches throughout North Carolina. CTTT will fund churches that are engaging in hunger relief with mini-grants of up to $2,000. These grants are funded by support from The Duke Endowment.

CTTT Peer Learning Event: Partnering With A Farmer

On November 2, the Come to the Table (CTTT) program hosted a peer-learning event for 2020-2021 mini-grant recipients. The event focused on the logistics and purpose behind faith communities creating and sustaining partnerships with local farmers of color.

Soul City Farm Blessing of the Land

On September 8, farmers and members of the Wake County CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project participated in a “Blessing of the Land” event at Soul City Farm and Event Space in Warren County, North Carolina.

RAFI-USA Grantee Spotlight: Bethany’s Table and Secotan Market

Wanchese, NC is a deeply historic, tight-knit community where over 1,500 people reside year-round. Community members and RAFI-USA grantees Nancy Gray, Eric Soderholm, and Ladd Bayliss have a passion to ensure that these year-round residents have access to the food they need.