Founded in 2011, the Memphis Center for Food and Faith is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We facilitate congregational workshops and help to promote "foodways" for a thriving local economy. Our director is Rev. Noah Campbell. Raised in St. Louis, Noah is an ordained minister. He holds a doctorate from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he studied ways to help churches link with sustainable farming for spiritual formation and Christian witness. He lives and gardens in Midtown Memphis with his wife, Allyson, and two sons.
The Memphis Center for Food and Faith promotes health of land and community through church-supported agriculture.
Community partnerships cultivating a wealth of healthy soils and well-fed souls from urban core to rural edge.
Examples of Our Work: Education
Through our seminars and workshops, the MCFF introduces a biblical framework to encourage eating as a theological commitment and a spiritual act. Because we believe in project based learning, we collaborate with congregations and community partners to better connect our eating to grounded ministries of care and justice.
A sampling of Memphis congregations who've hosted our workshops: St. John's United Methodist Church, All Saints Presbyterian Church, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Christ Community Church, and the Congregational Health Network of the Methodist Healthcare System.
Contact the MCFF Director Noah Campbell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 297-1121 to learn more about how the Center's theological workshops might help your congregation better connect food and eating to local lands and farmers for a stronger Memphis economy.
Examples of Our Work: Action
To complement our educational efforts, the MCFF works diligently to build-out and energize pathways for a stronger community-based food economy.
1. Memphis Tilth
With the boards and staff of like-missioned organizations in Memphis, the MCFF helped to launch Memphis Tilth, an umbrella organization working diligently for a resilient and equitable community-based food economy. For more info: www.memphistilth.org
2. Bring It Food Hub
In 2013, the Center developed plans for a non-profit local foods distributor called Bring It Food Hub. The mission of Bring It Food Hub is to promote community development in Memphis and the Mid-South by increasing access to healthy, affordable local foods and strengthening farmer livelihoods. You can learn more about Bring It's exciting offerings here:
Support Our Work!
Please send tax-deductible contributions to:
Memphis Center for Food and Faith
P.O. Box 42253
Memphis, TN 38174