Funded through the USDA's Agriculture, Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) grants program. Award Number: 2011-68004-30079

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Action Groups

At the 2012 search conference, coalition members identified the following action groups to address community food security in the region:

North Carolina:

  • Accessibility of Local Food
  • Education and Engagement
  • Policy and Advocacy


  • Policy
  • Agriculture Infrastructure
  • Improving Access and Availability

West Virginia (working in tandem with the Food and Farm Coalition):

  • Aggregation and Distribution
  • Improving Access to Healthy Local Food
  • Processing Infrastructure
  • The Next Generation of Farmers