Chatham County I Come to the Table I Food, Faith, and Justice Gathering

The Come to the Table Team at the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) is excited to announce our Come to the Table Food, Faith, & Justice Gathering. This gathering is for persons engaged in food access work in Chatham County.

Date: April 17-April 18, 2018
Location: Dan Pollitt Center // 274 Pittsboro Elementary School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Registration: Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on April 17.
Time: The gathering will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 17 & April 18, 2018

The Come to the Table Food, Faith, & Justice Gathering provides an opportunity for 35-40 participants to network, dive deeper into conversations on equity, explore possible collaborations, and engage in collective problem-solving.

Discussions will cover issues of racial equity: acknowledging historic and present-day racism and classism in the food system, and how faith-based communities and food access advocates can use an equity lens rather than a charity model to address issues of hunger and food insecurity.

Who should come?

Please consider joining us if you:
● are passionate about working to increase food security and strengthen justice in our
food system,
● are ready to share, listen, dive into uncomfortable topics and be challenged, and
● want to connect with others in Chatham County to collaborate on common goals

Goals of this Gathering

● Deepening our understanding of how to build equity in our work: shifting our lens
from charity to social change.
● Creating opportunities for collaboration and peer learning
● Bringing together key stakeholders for strategic in-depth, issues-based discussion
and problem-solving on a local level

Cost: A fee of $45 per participant will be charged and includes meals and snacks during the gatherings. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, email Michelle Osborne at .

How to register: 
Space is limited to 35-40 attendees. To register, please complete the registration form found at by April 7 .
Have questions? Contact Michelle Osborne, Come to the Table Program Manager ( or 919-704-6920).

Download event flyer.