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Food & Faith: A Values-Based
Approach for Community
Food Security
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
A pretty exciting
greenhous...
Agenda
4:15 Welcome and Introductions
4:20 Presentations by Panelists
5:05 Q & A
5:20 Small Group Discussions
5:35 Return ...
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
Community Garden
Baltimore, MD
October 17, 2010
Story of Pleasant Hope
• Founded in 1933 after two historic African American
congregations merged in North Baltimore City
...
What Can We Do?
• Promote culturally
appropriate, incremental
lifestyle changes
• Church theme for 2010 is
"Sustainability...
Healthy Food Right Across The Street
Since we can't afford your healthy
food, we'll grow our own
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interfaith Network
Environmental
Stewardship
Hunger and
Community
Food Security
Health and
Nutrition
Animal
Welfare
Social...
Community Food Security is…Community Food Security is…
… … a condition in which all community a condition in which all com...
In Baltimore…In Baltimore…
CLF Community Food Assessment in SW
Baltimore
• 76% - NO fruit for sale
• 69% - NO vegetables f...
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
Brown
Memorial-
Park Avenue
St. Pius X Roman
Catholic Church
Congregation SupportedCongreg...
Cardinal Shehan School
St. Ambrose Catholic School
Towson Presbyterian Church
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
GardensGardens...
Food with DignityFood with Dignity
InitiativeInitiative
Knox Presbyterian Farm StandKnox Presbyterian Farm Stand
Knox Organic Farm StandKnox Organic Farm Stand
Photos courtesy of Aron Fay
Contact UsContact Us
Project Director: Angela Smith, angsmith@jhsph.edu
Website:
www.tinyurl.com/baltimorefoodandfaith
Pho...
Re/Storing Nashville
Making the healthy choice the easy choice
Community Food
Advocates
• Community Food Advocates mission is to end hunger and create a healthy,
just, and sustainable f...
Re/Storing Nashville
• Restoring Nashville is a
faith-based movement
for food justice in
Nashville, advocating for
increas...
What is a food
desert?
• A food desert is a neighborhood
that has little or no access to
nutritious foods needed to
mainta...
Edgehill
North Nashville
• 3.5 square mile area
East Nashville
Transportation
Access• High prices, long trips, infrequent service and carrying purchases home
from the store are all barr...
What do we want?
• Change the
conversation
•Policy change: Tax
and Zoning Incentives
• Direct Public
Transportation Access
Advocacy
Leadership Team
Food-transit assessment
Partnership with Food Trust
Food Desert Relief Act
Breaking Bread Leaders...
Outreach
• Interfaith worship toolkit
• Partnerships with congregations and faith
organizations
• Grocery Stories
Why work with the
faith community?
• Leveraging existing partnerships with the faith
community
• Recognizing critical role...
Challenges
• Saturation of issues
• Balancing short-term versus long-term outcomes
• Multi-faith versus inter-faith
THANK YOU!
• Cassi Johnson, Executive Director
• Community Food Advocates
• www.communityfoodadvocates.org
• 615-385-2286
Interfaith Food and Farms
Partnership
Mission Statement
To empower faith communities, farmers and
neighborhoods to build rural-urban
alliances and create innova...
Food & Faith-The
Connections
• Food is a profoundly spiritual and ethical
concern.
• Communities of faith can play a vital...
Interfaith Food and Farms
Partnership Projects
• Farm to Congregation Partnerships
• Community Kitchens
• Cooking and Food...
Farm to Congregation
Partnerships
• Farm Stands
• Community Supported Agriculture
• Buying Club
Farm Stands
• Farmer sells goods in a faith community
setting.
• Generally before or after the service.
Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA)
• Participants pay an upfront cost for a weekly
delivery of produce.
• Faith communi...
Buying Club
• Combining collective purchasing power
to get wholesale prices for local produce.
Building Relationships
Benefits of Farm to
Congregation Partnerships
• New access points for fresh, local food.
• Greater understanding of the ch...
Cooking Classes
• We partner with community organizations
and congregations to offer cooking
classes for low-income famili...
Canning Classes
Micro-enterprise
Congregational Wellness Project
• Congregational Health Index—to assess where
changes can be made in congregation environm...
Community Gardens
• Underutilized land put to
use by the community
• Community-building space,’
espec for recent immigrant...
That’s My Farmer FM Coupon
Program
• Started in 2005 in one Corvallis congregation
• IFFP expanded to multiple congregatio...
Challenges
• Congregations of different faiths operate very
differently. Be a cultural anthropologist.
• Congregations can...
Just a Few Learnings
• It’s important to bring resources to the table
(staff, funds, etc)-make it a mutually
beneficial re...
Reaching out to Congregations
• Identify congregations in the neighborhood or
serving the demographic that you want to ser...
Reaching out to congregations
• Find the right entry point for the congregation.
What are their goals for outreach, improv...
Contact us
Website:
www.emoregon.org/food_farms.php
Phone: 503-221-1054
Jenny Holmes, jholmes@emoregon.org
Alison Warren, ...
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Food & Faith: A Values-Based Approach for Community Food Security

Angela Smith, Baltimore Food & Faith Project
Pastor Heber Brown III, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
Jenny Holmes, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Cassi Johnson, Community Food Advocates

Five faith-based organizations and faith communities representing different traditions will share their work to support local farmers, develop community gardens, and increase healthy food accessibility. Attendees will be asked to share best practices from their own faith-based efforts and participate in structured small group discussions, each led by a panelist.

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  1. 1. Food & Faith: A Values-Based Approach for Community Food Security Pleasant Hope Baptist Church A pretty exciting greenhouse for God
  2. 2. Agenda 4:15 Welcome and Introductions 4:20 Presentations by Panelists 5:05 Q & A 5:20 Small Group Discussions 5:35 Return to Large Group and Last Thoughts
  3. 3. Pleasant Hope Baptist Church Community Garden Baltimore, MD October 17, 2010
  4. 4. Story of Pleasant Hope • Founded in 1933 after two historic African American congregations merged in North Baltimore City • Today the congregation of Pleasant Hope is made up of roughly 200 individuals • Economic range from below the poverty line to the working poor with some financially stable "middle class" families • The largest age group of the congregation is 60 years and older. The fastest growing group is the 19 to 25 year olds. • Being a majority elderly congregation means, in part, a greater number of health challenges
  5. 5. What Can We Do? • Promote culturally appropriate, incremental lifestyle changes • Church theme for 2010 is "Sustainability" • This year, we've considered what it means to be holistically healthy - mind, body, and spirit • Leadership had to lead the way if it was to take root in the congregation
  6. 6. Healthy Food Right Across The Street
  7. 7. Since we can't afford your healthy food, we'll grow our own
  8. 8.  
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  10. 10.  
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  14. 14. Interfaith Network Environmental Stewardship Hunger and Community Food Security Health and Nutrition Animal Welfare Social and Economic Justice How do we work to address these issues?How do we work to address these issues?
  15. 15. Community Food Security is…Community Food Security is… … … a condition in which all community a condition in which all community  residents obtain a safe, culturally residents obtain a safe, culturally  acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet  through a sustainable food system that through a sustainable food system that  maximizes community self-reliance and maximizes community self-reliance and  social justice" (Hamm, 2001)social justice" (Hamm, 2001) 
  16. 16. In Baltimore…In Baltimore… CLF Community Food Assessment in SW Baltimore • 76% - NO fruit for sale • 69% - NO vegetables for  sale  • 35% - “sometimes” were  unable to buy healthy food  due to lack of resources • 17% - “often” were unable to  buy healthy food due to  lack of resources .
  17. 17. Episcopal Church of the Messiah Brown Memorial- Park Avenue St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Congregation SupportedCongregation Supported Agriculture (CSA)Agriculture (CSA)
  18. 18. Cardinal Shehan School St. Ambrose Catholic School Towson Presbyterian Church Baltimore Hebrew Congregation GardensGardens St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
  19. 19. Food with DignityFood with Dignity InitiativeInitiative
  20. 20. Knox Presbyterian Farm StandKnox Presbyterian Farm Stand
  21. 21. Knox Organic Farm StandKnox Organic Farm Stand Photos courtesy of Aron Fay
  22. 22. Contact UsContact Us Project Director: Angela Smith, angsmith@jhsph.edu Website: www.tinyurl.com/baltimorefoodandfaith Phone: (410) 502-5069
  23. 23. Re/Storing Nashville Making the healthy choice the easy choice
  24. 24. Community Food Advocates • Community Food Advocates mission is to end hunger and create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. • We are a movement of farmers, parents, students, persons of faith, community gardeners, and health advocates united by a commitment to the idea that all members of our community should have access to food grown in a way that promotes the health of people, planet, and community.
  25. 25. Re/Storing Nashville • Restoring Nashville is a faith-based movement for food justice in Nashville, advocating for increased access to affordable healthy food for all of Nashville.
  26. 26. What is a food desert? • A food desert is a neighborhood that has little or no access to nutritious foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. • While lacking full-service grocery stores, food deserts have a surplus of convenience stores and fast food restaurants. • More than 23 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, live in urban and rural neighborhoods that are more than a mile from a supermarket.
  27. 27. Edgehill
  28. 28. North Nashville • 3.5 square mile area
  29. 29. East Nashville
  30. 30. Transportation Access• High prices, long trips, infrequent service and carrying purchases home from the store are all barriers for food desert residents. • Taxis often charge between $10 - $40 per trip.
  31. 31. What do we want? • Change the conversation •Policy change: Tax and Zoning Incentives • Direct Public Transportation Access
  32. 32. Advocacy Leadership Team Food-transit assessment Partnership with Food Trust Food Desert Relief Act Breaking Bread Leadership Institute
  33. 33. Outreach • Interfaith worship toolkit • Partnerships with congregations and faith organizations • Grocery Stories
  34. 34. Why work with the faith community? • Leveraging existing partnerships with the faith community • Recognizing critical role of faith community in social movements • Building on health ministries • Shifting food work from charity to justice
  35. 35. Challenges • Saturation of issues • Balancing short-term versus long-term outcomes • Multi-faith versus inter-faith
  36. 36. THANK YOU! • Cassi Johnson, Executive Director • Community Food Advocates • www.communityfoodadvocates.org • 615-385-2286
  37. 37. Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership
  38. 38. Mission Statement To empower faith communities, farmers and neighborhoods to build rural-urban alliances and create innovative partnerships for just and sustainable food systems that promote community health.
  39. 39. Food & Faith-The Connections • Food is a profoundly spiritual and ethical concern. • Communities of faith can play a vital role in creating a just and sustainable food system.
  40. 40. Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership Projects • Farm to Congregation Partnerships • Community Kitchens • Cooking and Food Preservation Classes • Micro-enterprise • Community Gardens • Congregational Wellness Project • That’s My Farmer! FM Coupon Project
  41. 41. Farm to Congregation Partnerships • Farm Stands • Community Supported Agriculture • Buying Club
  42. 42. Farm Stands • Farmer sells goods in a faith community setting. • Generally before or after the service.
  43. 43. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) • Participants pay an upfront cost for a weekly delivery of produce. • Faith communities can serve as a weekly drop off site for produce.
  44. 44. Buying Club • Combining collective purchasing power to get wholesale prices for local produce.
  45. 45. Building Relationships
  46. 46. Benefits of Farm to Congregation Partnerships • New access points for fresh, local food. • Greater understanding of the challenges that farmers face. • Opportunity to deepen understanding of relationship to the earth and of justice issues. • Opportunity to try new foods. • Community building. • Opportunity to learn about another culture. • New marketing opportunity for farmers.
  47. 47. Cooking Classes • We partner with community organizations and congregations to offer cooking classes for low-income families and individuals.
  48. 48. Canning Classes
  49. 49. Micro-enterprise
  50. 50. Congregational Wellness Project • Congregational Health Index—to assess where changes can be made in congregation environment and practices to support health. • Help congregations create lasting changes to improve health and reduce childhood obesity. • Moving from congregation to the community to advocate for policy change together. • Resources at www.faithandwellness.org
  51. 51. Community Gardens • Underutilized land put to use by the community • Community-building space,’ espec for recent immigrants • Food education centers
  52. 52. That’s My Farmer FM Coupon Program • Started in 2005 in one Corvallis congregation • IFFP expanded to multiple congregations in 2006 with USDA grant. • Purpose: Support local farmers and build relationships with them, improve food access, increase awareness/support for farmers’ market • Spun off in 2008. Provide AmeriCorps member. • Congregation and community members buy the $20 booklets with 10% going to fund to purchase booklets for people with low-incomes.
  53. 53. Challenges • Congregations of different faiths operate very differently. Be a cultural anthropologist. • Congregations can take a long time to make decisions, need to be very patient. • May already have a lot of their plates. • Getting the whole congregation behind it. • Volunteers can get burned out if you don’t constantly recruit new folks to share in the work. • Many don’t understand the difference between charitable food ministry and community food sec.
  54. 54. Just a Few Learnings • It’s important to bring resources to the table (staff, funds, etc)-make it a mutually beneficial relationship. • Find an internal champion for the project, this can really help with cautious trustees. • A Request for Proposal (RFP) for a project can help congregations be more intentional and committed and can lead to greater cooperation among congregations.
  55. 55. Reaching out to Congregations • Identify congregations in the neighborhood or serving the demographic that you want to serve. • Approach your local interfaith or ecumenical organizations, or ministerial assoc. Is there a community ministry organization already doing related work on food? • Research who is the best person, or committee in the congregation to approach first. Be aware that congregations are very different in how leadership works and decisions are made. • Be respectful at all times.
  56. 56. Reaching out to congregations • Find the right entry point for the congregation. What are their goals for outreach, improving health, hunger, social justice, and education? • Identify and build on assets-land, kitchens, food and cultural knowledge, people with skills and community leadership and influence. • What does the congregation’s denomination or teachings say about food and justice? • What are the food traditions of congregation? • Celebrate together through food to build relationships. Many congregations know how to do this well!
  57. 57. Contact us Website: www.emoregon.org/food_farms.php Phone: 503-221-1054 Jenny Holmes, jholmes@emoregon.org Alison Warren, awarren@emoregon.org Laura Raymond, lraymond@emoregon.org Corvallis, 541-757-1988 ext. 307 Victoria, O’Nion, thatsmyfarmer@gmail.com Rebecka Weinstieger, rweinstieger@emoregon.org

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