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Char-Meck Food Policy Council strengthens their food and farm community

Established in 2010, the Council was formed to advocate for policies that build a more sustainable, equitable and healthy local food system, and now lead several exciting initiatives.

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

This year, four food councils are forming partnerships to host Candidate Events, sharing the value of community food systems with current and future elected officials.


Coordinate a Local Election Season Event

This fall, Community Food Strategies and Plate of the Union are offering their organizing support to NC local food councils to host election season events.


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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WNC Foodshed Summit – Deepening Partnership

Nearly 100 gathered to spend the day collectively building a regional identity and regional priorities for food and farm initiatives with the recent release of the Appalachian Foodshed Project WNC Community Food Insecurity Assessment.

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Network Weaving in Davidson County

by Jared Cates, Community Mobilizer at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Grace and Cary Kanoy have been making themselves known in their community in Thomasville, NC. They’ve joined many local boards, they’re leading an effort to develop a food council,…

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