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
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.
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.
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.