Food and Faith Conversations in Michigan

Food and Faith Conversations in Michigan

A survey of food pantries released by the Michigan Fitness Foundation in February 2017 [i] shows that a majority of emergency food panties are run by faith based organizations, almost 70% of those have been providing emergency food for more than 10 years and 25% of those have supplied emergency food to those that need for more than 30 years. The cohesive nature of hunger, food access and faith based organizations is clearly nothing new, but in October 2016 at the Michigan Good Food Summit (Hosted by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems), a group of faith leaders held a breakout session to discuss how faith based organizations could work together and organize themselves around the topic of food and faith. Three organizations presented on their activities around food and faith: Hazon Detroit, an organization that is working to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community. Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI, is a Christian CSA (community supported agriculture) that considers...
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