FOOD COUNCIL 101:
NUTS & BOLTS WEBINAR
Food Council 101: Nuts & Bolts webinar
This informative and interactive webinar shared with new members and potential councils the purpose of food councils and the strategy behind forming one — along with how Community Food Strategies can support along the way.
Check out the recording below and the resources on the left to learn how you and your budding food council can make strides toward activating!
This event was held Wednesday, August 18. Speakers included LaShauna Austria, Lindsey Carver, Amy Marion, Abbey Piner.
Food Council 101 Webinar Outcomes:
- Participants will leave with an awareness of existing resources to help them form a new food council or meaningfully participate in their existing food council.
- Participants will develop connections with the Community Food Strategies team and other new council members in the network to more easily reach out for future questions or support.
Ways to Stay Engaged
- Subscribe to NC foodpolicycouncil listserv – a forum for food council members and partners to ask questions and share opportunities with each other. To subscribe, send a request email
- Subscribe to Community Food Strategies quarterly newsletter – a quarterly newsletter that highlights food council stories and shares trainings, events, and resources.
- View the map to connect with other food councils across the state
- Upcoming events
- Explore the Community Food Strategies website, with resources and videos
How to Join the Network of Food Councils
Once your group has decided to become a food council, here are the next steps to join this network:
- Have at least ONE representative engaged on quarterly regional calls who reports back to the food council/group.
- Have at least ONE, preferably more, members attend regional/statewide gatherings typically held in the fall each year.
- Provide the names and contact info of two point people/leaders of your group to Community Food Strategies.
Benefits of the NC Food Council Network
- Connection to a network of brilliant minds and warm hearts engaged in building healthy community through food
- Consultation and technical assistance from Community Food Strategy team members
- Scholarship opportunities to participate in trainings and conferences
- Presentation opportunities in local, regional, and/or national conferences
- Access to microgrants and block grants for food councils