Black Church food security network

Here are responses to common questions that we receive about our organization and work:

1. Are you currently hiring?

We are not hiring at this time.

​2. How can I start a garden at my church?

We are looking to publish a guide and provide other materials to assist local congregations with this information.  Stay tuned!

3. How can my church or denomination partner with the Black Church Food Security Network?

Our current capacity only allows us to directly support the establishment of Black Church gardens in Baltimore City, Maryland.  Beyond that, we work through our relationships to provide organizing and technical support to churches, grassroots organizations and nonprofits in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina.  As our capacity grows, so will our reach and ability to direct more resources to Black Church communities in the Mid Atlantic region and beyond.

​4. I'm a farmer or food producer.  How can I sell my meats, produce or products at your Soil to Sanctuary Market?

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5. About the Soil to Sanctuary Market - when and where does it happen?


The Market currently happens on the first Sunday of each month at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore (430 E. Belvedere Avenue, 21212).  In 2019, we plan to host this market at multiples churches around the city.

6. I'm interested in interviewing someone from your organization. What should I do?

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​7. Is all the labor to get the garden operations up and running from Volunteers?

Most of the labor at church gardens is provided by volunteers who are members of their church's garden ministry.  They serve in the garden as an extension of their Faith lived out to the glory of God and the benefit of their community.