The United Methodist Women, one of the nation’s oldest and largest women-led mission organizations, has selected Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty for their 2010 national reading list. Over 40,000 members of United Methodist Women are organized at the congregation level into reading groups to pursue interests related to the church’s mission work, social action, and spiritual growth. The inclusion of Closing the Food Gap in the denomination’s reading list means that the book’s issues of food justice, empowerment, and equal access to affordable and healthy food will be considered by thousands of socially concerned women nationwide.