In this episode, we get to hear from Alejandra Salemi. She's a young adult from the Florida Annual Conference that currently studying at Harvard Divinity School. This conversation gives a great overview and beginning conversation at some of the key areas and systemic issues that we deal with when we talk about food justice, and serving those in our community that deal with food insecurity and food injustice.
In this episode, Rev. Sharon Surrency shares about her ministry at the Hawthorne Area Resource Center in Hawthorne, FL. We learn that so much of life in rural communities can be extremely difficult especially in times of crisis. The Hawthorne Area Resource Center runs a robust food pantry that is able to feed hundreds of families every week through a network of local community partnerships. Listen as we learn from Rev. Surrency in this important episode of the Fill the Table Video/Podcast that touches on why food pantries are so important for our communities health. Email Rev. Surrency at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to get involved.
In this episode, we get the chance to hear about the community garden growing at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Naples, FL. Rev. Roy Terry, pastor of Cornerstone, introduces us to the master gardeners, David and Jan Etzel. As they sit in the garden, they share with us about how the garden goes beyond just feeding children, families, and the migrant farm workers in South Florida. The garden has become a places that brings people together, nourishes body and soul, and transforms lives in their community. If you have any questions about gardening in Florida email: email@example.com.
In this episode, we hear from Ruth Mageria. Ruth is the Executive Director of CROS ministries. For 43 years, CROS Ministries has been a constant presence in the community, “standing in the gap” for our hungry neighbors in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Our mission is to serve the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations. We use the talents of an incredible volunteer force to help families and individuals from falling into the downward spiral of poverty, food insecurity, and, in many cases, homelessness. Hear from Ruth as she dives into how to bring people together to serve the community by partnering with other non-profits, churches or the government.
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On this episode of the Fill the Table Podcast, Rev. Sean Peters gives us great inspiration on how to use community collaborations to serve even during a pandemic. Rev. Peters, the Pastor of Mosaic United Methodist Church in Palm Bay, Florida, share about the unique community of Palm Bay, and how Mosaic is a new church start passionate and called to serve this community.
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