2019 NC Food Council Gathering

Join 250 local food council members, entrepreneurs, educators, farmers, local government and health professionals, and other advocates interested building community through food.


2019 SWG Save the DateThis year’s NC Food Council Gathering will be held on December 5 – 6, 2019 at the Rocky Mount Event Center at 285 NE Main St, Rocky Mount, NC 27801.

The Thursday evening social will be held at Rocky Mount Mills at 1151 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Register Now!

Early bird registration, August  – October 15: $75
Regular registration, October 16 – November 18: $100
Late Registration, November 19 – December 5: $150

Schedule at a Glance

Breaks and beverage refreshments offered throughout each day

Thursday, Dec 5th

  • 9:00am                     Registration opens
  • 9:30am                     Welcome + Context Setting
  • 10:00am                   Keynote, Natalie Burke, Common Health Action
  • 11:30am                   Regional breakouts  
  • 12:15pm                  Lunch
  • 1:00pm                     Workshop 1
  • 2:30pm                     Workshop 2
  • 4:00 pm                    Fun Zone open!
  • 5:30pm                     Social Hour with refreshments at Rocky Mount Mills
  • 7:30pm                     Dinner on your own

Friday, Dec 6th

  • 8:00am                     Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30am                     Workshop 3
  • 10:00am                   Affinity group breakouts
  • 11:15am                   Workshop 4
  • 12:30pm                  Lunch, Keynote begins 1pm Jessica Holmes, Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • 2:15pm                     Ignite Presentations – speed talks by food council members and partners
  • 3:15pm                     Closing
  • 3:30pm                     Adjourn


Each food council in the North Carolina Network of Food Councils will receive two free registrations and travel allowance for one hotel room and one vehicle.  Region leads will send all food council leaders information on how to take advantage of these scholarships.

Be a sponsor!

We invite organizations and businesses to support this event with financial sponsorship.  We are open to creative ideas for sponsors to contribute and add value to this event.  See the sponsorship opportunities.  Please contact Gini Knight at (919) 515-5362 or at gini_knight@ncsu.edu with questions or ideas.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

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