About BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK
WE ARE BCFSN
What We Do
We work with congregations to establish gardens and agricultural projects on Black Church-owned land.
We link farmers with congregations for niche farmer’s markets which happen inside places of worship.
We conduct asset-mapping of Black Churches and the neighborhoods where they are located to help leverage their resources and build power for historically marginalized Black communities.
THE BCFSN TIMELINE
HOW WE BEGAN
BCFSN was birthed at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland in the midst of the "Baltimore Uprising."
SEEDS TAKING ROOT
10 congregations in Baltimore join the BCFSN - establishing gardens or expanding agricultural projects on their land.
A MARKET IS BORN
BCFSN launched a monthly market at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church featuring Black farmers from North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
The work of the BCFSN grows far beyond Maryland with partnering congregations, farmers and seminaries sprouting up in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio.
Field Organizers join the team helping to cultivate further growth in North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio
MEET OUR TEAM
REV. DR. HEBER BROWN, IIIFOUNDER
Sha’Von TerrellFood Sovereignty Fellow
A rising and inspiring voice in the Black Food and Land Sovereignty community, Sha’Von Terrell is a child of the deep south, freedom dreamer and a strategic food systems planner specializing in food and land sovereignty. Learn More
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