What is a Food Council?

Community-based coalitions: Who, why, and where?

Phases of Council Development

A progression in stages unique to each community.

NC Local Food Councils

A growing network of councils across North Carolina.

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Naming Priorities & Capturing Impact

Learn how we’ve been using Results Based Accountability with food councils to set priorities and action.

“Little p” and “Big P” Policy: Paths to Improve Our Food System

Is “little p” or “big P” policy change the best way to spend resources for food system wins?

Ten low-hanging fruit actions for food councils

Balancing process and action is a crucial skill for getting and keeping community at the table.

2016 NC Food Council Accomplishments

We captured some of the many accomplishments that NC food councils achieved in 2016.

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Partnerships to elevate local food policy – Community Food Strategies, Plate of the Union and local food councils

Four food councils hosted Candidate Meet & Greet Events, talking all things food and farming with current and future elected officials.

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Feast Down East: Partnering with Local Government

Attendees learned how to strengthen community involvement, explored council structures, learned how to engage with local governments from keynote speaker, Dr. Samina Raja, and began developing regional priorities at this year’s Feast Down East conference.

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