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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council

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Year Founded:
2009
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Erin Brighton, Director
Main Address:
2401A Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Mailing Address
2401A Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203

What We Do

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council exists to advocate for policies that build a sustainable, equitable and healthy local food system. The goals of our council are to enhance the health of our citizens, strengthen local economies and market opportunities, and reduce hunger and food insecurity.

Our mission is to strengthen our community by serving as a forum for discussing food issues; building relationships in the food system; educating, advocating for, and communicating policy issues; and acting as a primary information source for food related issues.

Since 2014, CMFPC has hosted FoodCorps service members teaching students about gardening, cooking, and nutrition at high poverty schools in CMS.

Interesting Info

Did you know that over 72,000 Charlotteans live in areas with little or no access to healthy food?
Did you know that over 143,000 Charlotte residents use SNAP (supplemental nutrition assisstance) to purchase food?
Did you know that about 28% of Charlotte kids are food insecure (meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from)?

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Volunteer Opportunities

Kids Cooking and Gardening Volunteer (Barringer)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri May 31 2019.
Monday, February 18, 2019 (All day)
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Social Media Intern
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Aug 30 2019.
Monday, February 18, 2019 (All day)
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Kids Cooking and Gardening Volunteer (Winterfield)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri May 31 2019.
Monday, February 18, 2019 (All day)
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Kids Cooking and Gardening Volunteer (Shamrock Gardens)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri May 31 2019.
Monday, February 18, 2019 (All day)
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Board Member Opportunity
Repeats every week until Wed Jan 01 2020.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 (All day)
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Upcoming Events

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