Come to the Table


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March 16th, 2017

Come to the Table Conference

Bridging Divides: Cultivating Food & Faith Connections


Join us for the sixth convening of the Come to the Table Conference on March 16th, 2017 at the Durham Convention Center.

We look forward to gathering with community members, faith leaders, farmers, gardeners, farm workers, hunger relief agencies, and many more groups for a variety of workshops, presentations, and strategy sessions on relieving hunger and strengthening local and sustainable agriculture.

At the 2017 Conference, we will explore both the history and present state of our food system: how and why food is produced and distributed the way it is, and how faith communities can support both farmers and consumers.

Stay tuned for more conference details and registration information!

In the meantime, check out our event page on Facebook.


The Come to the Table project works with people of faith to relieve hunger and sustain local agriculture. The project’s leaders include farmers, farm workers, food pantry directors, community gardeners, ministers, public employees and lay leaders. Come to the Table is generously supported by the Duke Endowment.


The mission of Come To The Table is to relieve hunger and strengthen just and sustainable agriculture in rural North Carolina. We do this by engaging and mobilizing people of faith, farmers and communities.


We envision a future in which people working in partnership build strong, self-reliant communities where everyone can eat healthy, just and sustainable food.

Guiding Values

  • Respect: We honor the abundance of skills, creativity, wisdom and resources that communities possess to thrive and become self-reliant.
  • Diversity: Long-term solutions depend on the engagement of the entire community.
  • Collaboration: We believe in the potential of unlikely partnerships.
  • Justice: We believe that a holistic, integrated approach which seeks solutions that benefit all people is vital for achieving social justice.

Come to the Table Conferences

Since 2007, people throughout North Carolina have gathered together for regional Come to the Table Conferences. These full day events bring together members of the faith community with farmers, gardeners, farm workers, educators, health professionals and community organizations to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture. The conference includes plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch, and networking opportunities. The most recent series of regional conferences was held in 2015.

>> Watch the highlight video from Come to the Table 2015:

Come to the Table 2015 from RAFI-USA on Vimeo.

>>Watch more videos from the 2015 conferences.


>> Watch the highlight video from the Eastern NC conference:

2013 Come to the Table Conference Highlight Video – Eastern NC from RAFI-USA on Vimeo.

>> Watch more videos from the 2013 conferences