Come to the Table

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.

The program exists to engage and mobilize people of faith, farmers and communities. Come to the Table is best known for hosting conferences that convene faith leaders and laypeople, hunger relief advocates, farmers, farm-workers, school nutrition directors and others in order to find mutually beneficial solutions to food insecurity. Through this project, we also organize trainings and events on food access issues and provide technical assistance to faith groups starting or expanding food & hunger  ministries. 

What people are saying

“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

“Come to the Table never fails to inspire. At every conference I’ve met new people doing great work,and their creative examples show what’s possible when faith communities get involved.” 
– Chris Liu-Beers

“I found myself participating in a deep level of humanity. I greatly appreciated seeing that modeled & then given [an opportunity] to participate.”  -2017 conference attendee

“The fact that a room full of different people with different backgrounds can discuss something as heavy as race with kindness & grace is something I haven’t seen in a while! Thank you!” -2017 conference attendee

Felt like a family reunion.” -2017 conference attendee

Supported by

The Duke Endowment has generously provided sustaining support to the Come to the Table Program and Conferences since 2007. We are deeply grateful for a relationship with funders who share a commitment to our mission and whom we consider partners in the work.