David Allen

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David works as a Project Manager 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 Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, David worked in a variety of fields including journalism, education, and parish ministry. For fun, David loves cheering on his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels, listening to live music, and hanging out with his wife and two cats.

Register Now For Come to the Table's 2024 Regional Events

The Come to the Table program is partnering with Dr. Fatimah Salleh, Executive Director of Curanopy, to bring events to three North Carolina locations -- Canton, Hillsborough, and Greenville. Each event will tackle the power of listening and sharing stories as a sacred practice for faith communities by both practicing storytelling exercises and employing participants with the skills, resources, and experience to empower their own communities.
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Food Insecurity on the Rise

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.
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SFJFS Session 1 Storytelling Insights

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.
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Meet the Fall 2023 SFJFS Cohort

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.
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Re-Framing SNAP and Work Requirements

On June 30, Come to the Table partnered with RAFI’s Challenging Corporate Power Program to host a webinar entitled “Food as a Human Right: Re-Framing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Work Requirements.” The webinar addressed the history of SNAP, how work requirements have been tied to eligibility, and the energy behind the “food as a human right” movement.
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Announcing the 2023 School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling

Come to the Table is excited to announce that registration is now open for The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling, set to begin in January of 2023. The fellowship brings together faith leaders to investigate root causes of hunger, uncover and challenge the dominant narratives around hunger, and equip leaders to transform these conversations in their community.
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