Hunger & Food Ministry Grantee Gathering


Presented by RAFI-USA and the Duke Endowment

Cullowhee United Methodist Church
416 Central Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723
October 27th, 2014

Draft Program – subject to change

9:30am Registration Opens
Coffee, refreshments, meet and greet

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome, Opening Prayer, Introductions
Kristen Richardson-Frick, The Duke Endowment
Francesca Hyatt, The Come to the Table Project at RAFI-USA
Participants will briefly introduce their projects to the group

10:30 – 11:15 Small Group Discussion
An opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of your ministry. Small groups
will be formed according to type of project.

11:15 – 12:15 Sustainable Funding Panel
Panel discussion on the role of funding in community-based work, the types of funding
available to churches for hunger relief, and financial planning strategies for project

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 Break Out Session
Gather in small groups according to topics of greatest interest: attracting and retaining
volunteers, leadership development, conflict resolution, funding options, and more

2:30 – 3:15 Large Group Discussion: Building Support for Your Project
Your opportunity to share stories, strategies and wisdom!
How have you have built support within your congregation for your project?
How have you engaged the community at large in your ministry?

3:15 Closing Reflections and Prayer

3:30 Adjourn