Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Piniel Tadesse, Food Access Program Coordinator
Public Contact Name
Piniel Tadesse
Main Address

2401A Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
United States

Mailing Address
2401A Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
United States

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.

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

New Board Members
Repeats daily until Monday, September 18th, 2023

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