At the end of 2012, the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council (AB FPC, or Council) turned one year old. Since its first meeting in October 2011, the AB FPC has generated a lot of momentum and discussion around food security and food policy issues in the Asheville/Buncombe County area of North Carolina. One year in, this report takes a look at where the Council has been, what is happening now, and where it wants to go over the next few years. It also examines what about how the Council is operating is working well and what could be working better to help the Council achieve its goals even more effectively.
This report compiles information gathered from a variety of sources including: key informant interviews with members of the founding core group for the AB FPC; surveys of cluster representatives; and surveys of General Council members.