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A multi-organizational partnership

Community Food Strategies works to empower local food councils with knowledge and organizational capacity to positively impact their community’s local food and farm economy. We are intentionally a multi-organizational initiative to reflect our collaborative approach and the wealth in partnerships.

Mission: Community Food Strategies works to empower local food councils and networks to create community-led collaboration and equitable policy change at the local, state, and national level.

What we Do: This multi-organizational initiative focuses on building alliances and providing tools, trainings, and statewide structure to a growing network of local food councils across North Carolina.

Vision: An equitable food system that is community driven and improves the quality of life for all.

Our team consists of food systems experts that provides leadership and technical support to communities interested in food council development across North Carolina. We offer a diverse skill set that includes robust community engagement, strategic planning, organizational development, systems thinking, dynamic facilitation experience, and community food systems strategy.

Led by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), this project’s partners include the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), Care Share Health Alliance, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), Committee on Racial Equity in the Food System (CORE), and the NC Rural Center.