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The ABPFC currently operates on a volunteer basis with one part-time coordinator staff position. We are passionate non-profit leaders, community organizers, farmers, nurses, life coaches, parents, and concerned citizens alike. No matter what our various roles are in the community, we all come together around our common passion for reducing food insecurity.


Coordinator: Gina Smith
Gina joined Asheville Buncombe Food Policy council as a part-time coordinator in May, 2021. Gina moved to Asheville in 2008 after spending several years working with diverse communities in Catawba County as family services staff and volunteer coordinator for the area’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate. In 2011, she first got acquainted with WNC’s farming sector and food-security dynamics while collaborating with a handful of farmers and community builders to found the Oakley Farmers Market in her neighborhood. Since then, Gina has steadily developed strong relationships across the region’s food system through her work as a writer and editor focused on food justice, sustainability, and agriculture.


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