Thursday, May 21, 2015 is the registration deadline for the May 28, 2015 Piedmont Region Come to the Table Conference at Elon, NC. Learn how local faith communities can help relieve hunger, how Alamance County is helping to feed and house the homeless, how to frame food discussions in faith communities and much, much more, for the small fee of $20 and a day of your time. Come to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee of the North Carolina Council of Churches and the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA), supported by Duke Endowment.
The Conference runs from 9 AM – 5 PM and includes an opening speaker, three breakout sessions with workshops of your choice, lunch with entertainment, a tour of the Elon Community Church Farmers Market, and an opening worship service. Among the workshops participants may choose to attend are:
- Agriculture in the South: A History Lesson and Implications for the Food Movement
- Beyond Hunger Relief: Barriers and Opportunities in Farm Based Food Access Initiatives
- Congregations and Communities: Making Change that Lasts
- Embodying Shalom: Framing Food Discussions in Faith Communities
- Farmers vs. Food Security: Why are Hungry People and Food Producers Often Pitted Against Each Other
- Feed the People with Love, then Food
- Fertile Partnerships: Faith Communities and Local Food Councils
- Funding that Builds Community Engagement and Program Longevity
- Gardening in Community and in Faith
- Housing the Homeless and Feeding the Hungry in Alamance County
- You Feed Them: Models of Local Faith Communities Relieving Hunger
For the complete list and description of workshops, the conference schedule, list of speakers, Please visit the Conference website. Don’t forget, the registration deadline is May 21, 2015!