This committee will assess the needs for cold storage capacity throughout the state’s counties and identify where to build the network and resources. This goal is not just for the COVID-19 crisis, but also for community sustainability and longevity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our food supply chain in new and unexpected ways, shedding light on weaknesses and strengths in the system. One of these unforeseen challenges has been access to cold storage, both refrigerated space and freezer capacity. View our Impact Statement below to see the specific challenges we have identified.
- NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory Map
- The North Carolina Growing Together project, in collaboration with NC Cooperative Extension’s Local Foods Flagship Program, has created a mapped inventory of businesses that serve as intermediary steps in local food supply chains.
- This USDA grant and the NC Growing Together Project will end in December 2017, and the project will be archived at www.cefs.ncsu.edu.
- The Piedmont Triad Regional Council will continue to host and update the local food map
- NC Food Hubs
- Learn about how food hubs are helping to bridge the gap between the producers and consumers and where your local food hub is.
- MeatSuite from NC Choices
- Buying bulk local meat is a great way to support local meat suppliers with the benefit of affordable bulk prices.