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.
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.
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.
In the Spring of 2021, Come to the Table helped launch its first ever Farm and Faith Partnership Project in Wake County, North Carolina. The pilot project, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) partnership, was organized with three local farmers of color and eight Wake County churches, and included 80 shares of produce, netting approximately $20,000 in sales for the trio of farmers.
The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling held its seventh session on April 13, featuring an interview with one of the authors and researchers behind Pressure Cooker, Dr. Sarah Bowen of North Carolina State University.
The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling held its fifth session on March 16, featuring an exercise on the depth of stories that the Judeo-Christian Scriptures have to offer about food, agriculture, and economy.
The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling held its fourth session on March 2, featuring a presentation from RAFI-USA Program Manager Aaron Johnson on corporate consolidation in the food system.