New Video | Celebrating Food Councils in 2020
What are you most proud of? Why is food justice work important?
In this video, we celebrated the work of food councils through this unprecedented year of 2020.
We asked what they were most proud of and why food justice work is critical. Several food councils share how they supported local farmers, created new markets, aggregated and distributed food to communities, and built new partnerships during this year.
Special thanks to the McDowell Local Food Advisory Council, Winston-Salem Urban Food Policy Council, the Youth Ambassadors of Men and Women United for Youth & Families, and others for talking with us. The Community Food Strategies team appreciates you and applauds your dedication and work.
“When I think about what I’m most proud of in terms of what the council has done, or really what the county has done, it’s been about partnerships. It’s been about folks not caring about ego, not caring about who gets credit for it, but reaching across and saying, ‘what do you need to get things done.’ We’re very much family here in McDowell.”
– Heather Edwards, McDowell Local Food Advisory council
I think I’m most proud of our resilience. That we’ve been able to take a lot of hits and it’s really sparked our ingenuity and made us more creative.
– Michael Banner, Island CultureZ