Healthy, Affordable, Sustainable Food for All
About The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council
Together, we can build a better food system
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council exists to advocate for policies that build a sustainable, equitable and healthy food system in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC. 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
Acting as a primary information source for food related issues
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.
State of The Plate
The State of the Plate assessment happens every 5 years, and is a chance to take stock of the local food system.
In the past, we have used our State of the Plate assessments to advocate for mobile market funding and policies that support them, to bring FoodCorps to Charlotte to help schools educate children around healthy food, to ask for SNAP Double Bucks, and a variety of other policy and project priorities.
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
News and Updates
Want more details about what we do? Scroll below to find stories and the latest updates about how our work is helping make an impact. We invite you to learn more about our efforts and help spread the word about our important cause.
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