Food Justice for All Webinars and Handbook!

The updated Food Sovereignty for All Handbook: Overhauling the Food System with Faith-Based Initiatives is available free of charge!

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Sovereignty for All Handbook

Thanks to the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon for their work writing and publishing this valuable guide. This is a slightly updated version.

See also the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships website for their helpful tools to start community gardens, summer feeding programs, and Food Stamp outreach projects. Make a commitment to end hunger, obesity, and food insecurity by becoming a “Lets Move” partner today!

Thank you to all those attending this months Food Justice for All Webinar Series. Below you can find resources, video, and answers to frequently asked questions from the Webinar series.

If your congregation or community group would like support in starting a food security or anti-hunger project, please feel free to call us at 502.569.5553, or write us at

The first Food Justice for All Webinar was recorded and can be found here. It is 67MB and can be viewed with Windows Media Player (WMP can also be downloaded onto a Mac).

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How can we get copies of the powerpoint presentation?

A: You can watch recorded webinars here, or send an email to

Q: Does PCUsa have a database for congregations in hunger or food security work?

A: Yes, we have a list of congregations who have signed up as a Let’s Move Congregation and/or which are engaged in food security/ hunger projects. If your congregation has one, please let us know about it, we can share your story on our website and blog. Send an email to

Q: What is the difference between Food Security and Food Sovereignty? Which does PCUSA find it’s focus?

A: Food security refers to the stability of a population’s access to food, typically without regard to its quality.  Food Sovereignty places emphasis on a population’s control of quality and the means of producing, processing, and distributing food source, as well as the ways the land and the people involved in the food system are treated. By increasing local control of the food system, not only is food security enhanced, but it also helps lift communities out of poverty.  Accordingly, by promoting and supporting Food Sovereignty, PCUSA begins to impact both aspects of food justice. Learn more about the relationship between the Food Sovereignty and Food Security here.

Q: If a congregation is more interested in environmental and “green” work, how can food justice work be incorporated?

A: Creation Care is one of the exiciting movements motivating congregations to become better stewards of our earthly gifts.  Many congregations have decided to live out this stewardship by developing a closer relationship with their food.  Projects, like community gardens, help to build community, reconnect people spiritually and physically to Earth, provides healthy food, and can — depending on the garden’s mission — increase access to healthy food for those most in need. Garden are one of the ways in which a congregation can express care for creation and care for our “neighbor” in very practical terms.

Join or invite others to one of remaining “Food Justice for All” webinars

These webinars explore ways that congregations around the country are growing community by alleviating hunger and connecting healthy local food to people and communities with little access.  The webinars will detail proven faith-based initiatives like summer-feeding programs, community gardens, farmers markets, tactics for getting local produce in food pantries and kitchens, and other models for linking people with healthy and local food.

Sign up by clicking on the registration link below:

  1. May 5th 2:00-3:00pm (EDT) – Food Justice for All Webinar: Growing community through local food
  2. May 12th 2:00-3:00pm (EDT) – Food Justice for All Webinar: What congregations are doing to build just and sustainable food economies
  3. May 19th 2:00-3:00pm (EDT) – Food Justice for All Webinar: SNAP outreach and Summer Feeding Programs
  4. May 26th 2:00-3:00pm (EDT) – Food Justice for All Webinar: What congregations are doing to build just and sustainable food economies

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