Come to the Table Press Releases


North Carolina’s community gardeners and food security supporters have lots to celebrate this summer. As the first bunches of homegrown tomatoes ripen on the vine, two of the state’s most effective food security organizations have announced that they are joining forces to support community gardening.

RAFI and NC Community Garden Partners Join Forces


The Come to the Table Conference is a biennial gathering of food, faith, and farm advocates focused on relieving hunger and strengthening local, sustainable agriculture in North Carolina. This year's conference theme is "Bridging Divides: Cultivating Food & Faith Connections." Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops covering theology and food, community development, racial equity, and food and farm policy. This year, we welcome former NFL player turned NC farmer and hunger relief activist Jason Brown as our keynote speaker. Come to the Table was founded in 2007 and is a project of the Rural Advancement Foundation International.

Come to the Table Conference March 16th, 2017




The Come to the Table Project presents its fifth regional conference series on how people of faith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. Three regional daylong events are scheduled to take place in early 2015 in Lumberton, Elon and Sylva, North Carolina.

Press Release: Registration Opens for Come to the Table Conferences



In the midst of the national scramble to determine how we all access healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, it's crucial that we consider the specific impacts on populations that are often thought of last: farmers, farmworkers, and rural folks in general

[Press Release] Healthcare: The Impact of ACA on Rural Communities



The Come to the Table Project will present its fourth regional conference series on how people of faith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. A project of the Rural Advancement Foundation (RAFI-USA) and the NC Council of Churches, this conference will be held at Southwestern Community College on Friday, March 15th from 8:30am-4:00pm.

Press Release: Come to the Table to Relieve Hunger and Support Local Farms – ...