Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council is dedicated to creating a sustainable, equitable, and healthy local food system in Mecklenburg County. We actively engage with and amplify local community voices, nurturing a vibrant and inclusive food ecosystem. The council works collaboratively to drive positive change in the community's food-related issues.
Championing fairness and justice in all aspects of our food system, ensuring that every member of our community has access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally relevant food.
Actively engaging with and amplifying the voices of the Mecklenburg County community fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and interconnected local food ecosystem.
Cultivating collaborative relationships with stakeholders across the food system to drive innovation and address food-related challenges together.
Speaking out for evidence-based policies that advance the well-being of our food system, from farm to plate, and promoting transparency and accountability in decision-making.
Implementing impactful programs and initiatives that address food policy, food insecurity, and food system equity, effecting meaningful and sustainable change in our community.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before, and we are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Below are some of our most recent projects. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to create a lasting impact.
North Meck Community Farmer's Market
The North Meck Community Farmers Market was created as a way to promote local food producers and increase access to healthy food options in the North Mecklenburg community. The farmers market will be located at Northern Regional Recreation Center and will have unique vendors each week providing fresh produce and meat for sale.
Snap Double Bucks
SNAP users can get tokens for purchases at farmers markets that will let them double their SNAP spending at the markets, without a daily limit. SNAP users do not need to enroll for Double Bucks – just bring your EBT card to participating markets
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“Shopping at the 17 farmers markets across Mecklenburg county should make the bucket list of all new ‘Charlotteans,’”
-Piniel Tadesse, CHES
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