The ABFPC would like to welcome Gina Smith as Interim Program Coordinator. Gina will be managing the day-to-day operations of the ABFPC, and advocating and organizing for city and county-wide policy implementation around food justice, while there is an ongoing hiring process to fill the Coordinator Position long-term.
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 Western North Carolina’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.