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Thank You For Contributing!

Thank you to those who participated in the Food Action Plan survey! We are excited to announce that we are currently considering input from each of the clusters before submitting the plan to city staff. In the coming months we will work with city staff to present a polished Food Action Plan to city council this summer. […]

Thank you~ Meeting of the Whole 2016 was a success!

Deep appreciations & a fresh start for 2017 Thank you those of you who braved the cold weather to join us on December 8th. We were an intimate group with an abundance of tasty food, accomplishments, and appreciations to share, thank you for making it a special night. The Meeting of the Whole kicked off […]

Initiatives Improve Access to Healthy Foods

The “candy bus” and ice cream truck regularly bring snacks into the Hillcrest and Pisgah View communities. But it’s much more challenging to find affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, residents say. A couple of single moms are working to change that. They are planning a mobile market they hope will increase access to healthy foods […]

City Council Agrees to Look at Policy Proposals

This report was presented to Asheville City Council at their April 24th meeting. Clusters submitted policy proposals, and Council Member Gordon Smith synthesized them into a single document. The policy areas are broken down along the city departments that might best implement them. The report was very well-received, and the next step is to have […]

Food policy council works to collaborate, make change

ASHEVILLE—The first general council session of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council met Monday, but ideas for how this group should tackle food insecurity have germinated for nearly a year. And, now, its work takes on increased significance, as research released this week showed that more people in the Asheville area are struggling to get enough […]

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