Come to the Table is best known for hosting conferences, gatherings, and community conversations that bring together faith leaders and laypeople, hunger relief advocates, farmers, farm workers, school nutrition directors, and others to find mutually beneficial solutions to food insecurity. We engage churches and community based organizations to deepen their level of engagement and help move them towards strategies and systemic solutions that address the root causes of hunger and poverty using an equity lens.
2022 CTTT Conference – The eight Come to the Table Conference took place on March 15-16, 2022 virtually. Over 350 people registered for the conference, which featured plenary addresses from Dr. Norbert Wilson and Natalie Baszile, 19 workshops, two panels, and networking sessions.
2019 CTTT Conference – The seventh convening of the biennial Come to the Table Conference took place on March 12-13, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Nearly 500 people registered the 2019 Conference, collectively participating in keynotes by Dr. Monica White and Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, 55 workshops in 12 tracks by 139 speakers, and networking opportunities over the course of 2 days at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
2013-2017 CTTT Conferences – These conferences continued CTTT’s work of building connections between various members of the food access community.
2020 Community Conversations Series – Learn more about “Spirit, Power, & Connection: Community Conversations.” The series is rooted in the belief that we must build strength together in order to have the power to build a more just food system. We believe that relationships are at the core of this work; and that the connections between us are rooted in our common human spirit.
2018 Equity at the Table Speaker Series – This series featured varied perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues. RAFI will host the Equity at the Table Speaker Series in locations across North Carolina from March through August 2018. The series is designed for people who are working in the intersection of equity and food security and for those with the desire to think more critically about equity in their work and volunteerism.
Gatherings – Learn more about our gatherings held throughout North Carolina that bring together groups of 20-40 attendees in a particular region or community to focus on specific learnings around food, faith, and justice.