The July 2022 meeting saw the group in person for the first time in two years, with a tour of the Nashville Food Project, an organization with the mission to bring people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.
The Nashville Food Project was born from the idea that all people should have access to the food they want and need. According to thenashvillefoodproject.org, one in seven people in Nashville lacks access to enough food to sustain a healthy lifestyle, and more than 40% of all the food in our city goes to waste. Solutions to hunger take much more than simple handouts. Poverty, unemployment, low wages and escalating housing costs all contribute to the challenges that the most vulnerable residents of our city face.
We were able to hear from the Nashville Food Project virtually last year, so our chapter was excited to be able to visit and learn more about them in person, says Julie Brinker, communications coordinator for the Nashville RCC and Director of Community Affairs for the Nashville Church of Scientology.
The group additionally was able to live stream the meeting on its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/religioncommunicatorscouncilnashville.
The RCC has members from every faith group and walk of life including Bahais, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Scientologists, Sikhs, Hindus, and more. The RCC, founded in 1929, is an association of communications professionals who work for and with a diverse group of faith-based organizations in the areas of communications, public relations, advertising, and development.
The RCC provides opportunities for communicators to learn from each other. Together, RCC members promote excellence in the communication of faith and values in the public arena. For more information about the Religion Communicators Council, visit religioncommunicators.org/nashville-chapter.