Community Food Strategies is a multi-organizational initiative that works to empower local food councils and networks with knowledge, connections and organizational capacity to positively impact their local food and farm community.
They provide tools, workshops, micro-grants and statewide structure to the network of local food councils across North Carolina. Their team consists of food systems experts that provide leadership and technical support to communities interested in food council development, strategy and advocacy.
Food councils can reach out to their team for coaching and consultation on community engagement, strategic planning, organizational development, systems thinking, facilitation expertise, and community food systems strategy.
Community Food Strategies works to convene food councils regionally and statewide. View the links below for more information on these meetings:
- 2019 Statewide Food Council Gathering
- Quarterly Regional Networking Calls
- 2018 Regional Gatherings
- 2017 Statewide Food Council Gathering
- 2016 Regional Gatherings
- 2014 Statewide Food Council Forum
Community Food Strategies partners include Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), Care Share Health Alliance, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), Committee on Racial Equity in the Food System (CORE) at CEFS, the NC Rural Center, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Contact Community Food Strategies at: