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Faison United Methodist Church saw an opportunity to address food insecurity over the summer in their community. Jabe Largen, minister at Faison, believes if children worry about food, they will be a step behind when school starts. The Abundance program helps to eliminate that worry and has brought together two congregations in his town.

“The things that we talk about in the sanctuary and the things we talk about in the classroom — there should be some evidence of those things actually being lived out in our lives.”

Learn more about their story below and check out the full series, Faith in Focus, here. We will continue to look for stories at the intersection of faith and education and would love for you to follow us on twitter @EdNC_Faith.

Robert Kinlaw

As EducationNC’s director of multimedia, Robert Kinlaw focuses on telling stories with video, photos, and sound.

Caroline Parker

Caroline Parker is a multimedia storyteller for EducationNC. She covers the stories of rural North Carolina, the arts, and STEM education.