About BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK

WE ARE BCFSN

The Black Church Food Security Network utilizes an asset-based approach in organizing and linking the vast resources of historically African American congregations in rural and urban communities to advancing food and land sovereignty.

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.

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THE BCFSN TIMELINE

2015

HOW WE BEGAN

BCFSN was birthed at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland in the midst of the "Baltimore Uprising."

2016

SEEDS TAKING ROOT

10 congregations in Baltimore join the BCFSN - establishing gardens or expanding agricultural projects on their land.

2018

A MARKET IS BORN

BCFSN launched a monthly market at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church featuring Black farmers from North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

2019

WE'RE SPREADING

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.

2020

MORE CULTIVATORS

Field Organizers join the team helping to cultivate further growth in North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio

MEET OUR TEAM

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REV. DR. HEBER BROWN, III
FOUNDER
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Sha’Von Terrell
Food Sovereignty Fellow

Community Organizer, Social Entrepreneur, Base Builder, and Network Weaver are all words that describe the work and expertise of Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III – Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn More

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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