Empowering faith communities to support just food systems
Come to the Table
The Come to the Table program’s mission is to empower faith communities to participate in the creation of a just food system through collaboration, capacity building, and advocacy.
Farm and Faith Partnerships Project
Small Grants for Churches
Conferences and Events
School for Food Justice, Faith & Storytelling
See us in Action
CTTT Staff Members & Contact Information
Justine Post, Come to the Table Program Director, [email protected], 989.430.4315 David Allen, Come to the Table Project Manager, [email protected], 984.214.2816 Taylor Sligh, Come to the Table Program Associate, [email protected], 919.545.1547 Jarred White, Farm & Faith Partnerships Project Manager, [email protected], 919.548.4730 Angel Woodrum, Program Coordinator Expanding Farmers Market Access, [email protected], 919.444.5885
Through mutually beneficial and self-sustaining farm and faith relationships, congregations across the state are able to participate in the building of thriving local food systems and economies while also engaging in relational ministries with farmers in their communities.
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.
As a celebration of partnership and community, Wake County held its fifth Blessing of the Land gathering at Brown Family Farm. Usually at the beginning of the season, the Blessing of the Land is a chance for shareholders, farmers, and community members to gather on the farmer’s land and bless it for the coming season.
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.