These conferences speak to the heart, mind and hands of people of faith, challenging us to rethink our often insulated lives. If you want to be inspired and equipped to be part of the front-row connection between faith and food, this is for you! – Susan Sides, The Lord’s Acre
Since 2007, people throughout North Carolina have gathered together for regional Come to the Table Conferences. These daylong events bring together members of the faith community with farmers, gardeners, farmworkers, educators, health professionals, and community organizations to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture.
Eastern Regional Conference Details
Monday February 4th, 2013
8:30am – 4:30pm
Kinston Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC
The conference includes plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch, and networking opportunities. Registration Fee: $0-15 (sliding scale fee structure).
- Food Insecurity in Eastern NC: Why our Neighbors are Hungry and What People of Faith Can Do
- The Theology of Food and Agriculture: How Faith Can Guide and Inspire Our Work
- Empowering Youth Through Food Ministries and Projects
- Supporting Farmers, Supporting Families: How Can Local Food Be Accessible?
- Building Support for Your Ministry or Non-Profit
- Farmworkers: Supporting Those Who Harvest our Food
- Family Farms in Eastern NC: Challenges, Opportunities, and How People of Faith Can Help
- Recipes for Change: How Congregations Can Help Nourish Body and Soul
- Community Gardening 101: Basics of a Successful Community Garden
- Community Organizing 101: Skills for Sustaining Projects in Your Congregation or Community
- How School Food Works: Opportunities for Healthy Local Food in Schools
- Local Food Councils: Their Purpose and Power
- Season Extension: Tips for Producing Food in Colder Months