FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sarah GibsonCell Phone: (919) 259-5169Email: Sarah@rafiusa.org ...
PO Box 640, Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁Tel: (919) 542-1396 ⦁Fax: (919) 542-0069 www.rafiusa.org
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Press Release: Come to the Table to Relieve Hunger and Support Local Farms – Western NC Conference

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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sarah GibsonCell Phone: (919) 259-5169Email: Sarah@rafiusa.org January 8, 2013 PRESS RELEASE COME TO THE TABLE TO RELIEVE HUNGER AND SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS Conference at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC on March 15, 2013The Come to the Table Project will present its fourth regional conference series on how people offaith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. A project of the RuralAdvancement Foundation (RAFI-USA) and the NC Council of Churches, this conference will be held atSouthwestern Community College on Friday, March 15th from 8:30-4.Every year, one in six Western Carolinians receives emergency food assistance, and food insecurityrates for the Western NC counties range from 15-20%. This means that many families do not have areliable, adequate source of food. Despite a growing interest in healthy local food, conditions forfamily farmers and farmworkers in the region are difficult, and getting healthy food to our hungryneighbors remains a challenge. This conference provides inspiration and training to people interestedin building a healthy and accessible local food system.Fred Bahnson, local Christian author, gardener, and a national leader in the food and faith movement,will provide a keynote address. Area clergy and community leaders will lead workshops on a varietyof topics, including community gardening, making healthy local food more accessible, empoweringyouth through food and farming projects, and finding support for your food ministry or project.The conference is sliding scale ($0-15) and will feature a lunch sourced from local farms andbusinesses. Organizations are encouraged to register for a free display table at the event. Participantscan register online at www.cometothetablenc.org or call Sarah Gibson to find out local host sites forpaper registration.Contact:Sarah Gibson, Conference Coordinator(919) 259-5169sarah@rafiusa.orgJess EpstenCome to the Table Conference Co-Coordinator(919) 452-4193jmepsten@gmail.com PO Box 640, Pittsboro, NC 27312 * Tel: (919) 542-1396 * Fax: (919) 542-0069 * www.rafiusa.org
  • 2. PO Box 640, Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁Tel: (919) 542-1396 ⦁Fax: (919) 542-0069 www.rafiusa.org

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