Sara Miles is the author of Take This Bread:A Radical Conversion (Ballantine Books) and How to Hack a Party Line: The Democrats and Silicon Valley (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Out, The Progressive, La Jornada and Salon, among others. She has written extensively on military affairs, politics, religion and culture. Sara Miles is the Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, where she runs a food pantry serving over 500 families a week. An activist and organizer, she directs The Food Pantry, which has helped launch 16 community-run food programs in poor neighborhoods around the Bay Area.