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Resource Library

Come to the Table offers a variety of resources to faith communities, community organizations, farmers markets, and farmers who are engaged in food access work or seeking connections to further their work.

Publications 

Food, Faith, and Farmers of Color: A Guide For Community Collaboration – This resource shares stories of partnerships between faith communities and farmers of color and provides resources for the creation of new relationships. We hope this guidebook will inspire your faith community to dream about what partnerships like these could look like and to put your faith into action in this way.

When Diversity Isn’t Enough: Experiences of Board Members of Color at Agricultural and Environmental Nonprofits – In this report, Dr. Fatimah Salleh, interviewer, and lead author lifts up the words of eleven people of color who serve on the boards of predominantly white agricultural and environmental nonprofits, highlighting the dynamics, rewards, and challenges that they have experienced in that role. It also offers some recommendations, based on those interviews, for boards that are trying to become more diverse and includes a list of relevant resources. Multiple audiences can benefit from this report, including nonprofit leaders, diversity and inclusion professionals, nonprofit and philanthropy advisors, and executive search firms.

Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnerships: A Guide for Market Managers – This guide is for farmers market managers, board members, and volunteers interested in fostering relationships between their market and local faith communities. Meaningful relationships between farmers markets and faith communities can connect farmers to new customers and to the community in general while increasing access to fresh healthy food and creating a closer connection to where that food comes from. This guide includes advice, resources, and tools for market managers who want to build such relationships.

A Guide to SNAP/EBT For N.C. Farmers Markets: Steps, Best Practices, and Resources  – The guide includes an overview of SNAP/EBT in North Carolina and how to implement a successful SNAP/EBT program at farmers markets. The guide also describes farmers market nutrition incentive programs and how farmers markets can implement their own incentive programs.

2015 Come to the Table Guidebook –  The second edition of the Come to the Table Guidebook is a 40-page publication released in 2015 by RAFI-USA, the NC Council of Churches and Resourceful Communities. It includes snapshots of community groups that have pioneered innovative food access work, the current status of hunger and agriculture in North Carolina and nationally, along with new resources and stories from faith leaders and from the field.

2013 Come to the Table Guidebook – The Come to the Table Guidebook is a 40-page electronic publication that includes an overview of the theology and issues surrounding farming and food security in North Carolina, perspectives from faith leaders, easy tools for identifying the needs and resources in your community, example projects for congregations to relieve hunger and support local food production, and a resource list.


Media


Helping Churches Provide COVID-19 Relief – Come to the Table’s COVID-19 relief grants are discussed.

Rural Faith Leaders Join Workers Calling for Protection and Relief from COVID-19 Outbreaks – CTTT staffer Michelle Osborne discusses the vulnerability of our contract poultry system in the US and the relief and protection that is needed for both meat processing workers and poultry farmers.

Videos 

Natalie Baszile at the 2022 Come to the Table Conference

Owning Our Food Future Panel at the 2022 Come to the Table Conference

Farmers of Color Panel at the 2022 Come to the Table Conference

What Can Rural Communities and People of Faith Do to Prevent Suicide? – October 8, 2020

Partner Event: Sacred Conversations: Local Food Supporting Farmers and Families – September 25, 2020

How Did We Get Here & What Can I Do? Democracy, Land, and Liberation – September 14, 2020

Farms, Food, and Hunger: A Conversation with NC State Candidates – September 9, 2020

What are Your Pillars? Farming, Faith, and Narrative Investigation – July 29, 2020

Dr. Eric Holt-Gimenez at the 2019 Come to the Table Conference – March 13, 2019

Dr. Monica White at the 2019 Come to the Table Conference – March 12, 2019

2019 Come to the Table Conference Highlight Video – March 12-13, 2019


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