Become A Member
Working together in the spirit of unity, churches in partnership with farmers have the power to address food apartheid in Black America. While congregations have been leading food charity ministries for decades, the time is now for churches to partner together and co-create just food ecosystems across the United States that solve the problems around WHY people are hungry in the first place.
Churches can use what they already own to join this national movement – their land, kitchens, classrooms, vans, parking lots, houses and most importantly the people of their congregations.
Note: All churches are welcome to join the Black Church Food Security Network, however, because African Americans are disproportionately affected by food injustices and suffer from many health disparities, our organization’s financial resources and cultural programming are reserved for churches with majority Black congregations. Non-Black congregations are invited to partner with us in support of Black farmers through our ARC Program.
Churches can join The Black Church Food Security Network by following the steps below.
Churches can join our organization in three simple steps:
1. Complete the New Membership Form located below on this page.
2. Attend our New Members Class (zoom link will be sent out after you complete the New Membership Form)
3. Attend our monthly Mass Meeting to be presented to the entire Network. (Check our Events Page for details on our next meeting.)
Benefits of Membership
We invest $500 in seed money to new member churches (with majority Black congregations) to support BCFSN programing at your church.
We provide technical support and training for your church members and ministry teams.
We provide a national platform to promote your church’s work with us and connect you with Black farmers and churches in your community.
We help your church to obtain grants and additional funding to sustain your food justice ministry.