Local Food Revitalization on a Global Scale
Ecology Action empowers others from across the globe to take up ancient agricultural practices and support themselves for a livable future. These methods conserve land and resources and offer communities the opportunity to support their own nutritional needs and to revitalize their local land.
Giving Hunger a Day Off: Bridging the Gap Between Waste and Want
Many low-income families struggle to afford fresh fruits and vegetables and instead rely on processed foods as staples. The goal of Food for Free is to take the abundance of surplus fresh food and offer it to those in need, thereby closing the gap between waste and want.
Scientists Evaluate Food Safety Practices to Help Support Nonprofit Food Pantries
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries that distribute food directly to people in need. The research has already been used to develop a suite of free, online resources for food pantries, which has been used by nonprofits across North Carolina.
Think Food, Invest Local
Shifting to a local food system is a big project, but investment, collaboration, and strategic networks can all help the local food movement generate long-term, positive effects that improve health and the environment, strengthen community, generate social capital, and make economic sense.
NCSU food pantry aims to feed community and create leaders
Most students at NC State University are finalizing plans to head home or visit friends for the Thanksgiving holiday break. But before they leave, more than a dozen students are volunteering their time to staff and stock the new campus food pantry to ensure that others in the university community have food on their tables.
Over 1.6 million in state ‘food-insecure’
The annual cost of making up the shortfall in the food budget of hungry families in North Carolina in 2009 totaled an estimated $687 million, a new study says.
Food Banks form statewide association
The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks aims to develop statewide food and fund drives, help secure government support, and raise awareness about hunger and the role food banks play.
Apartment association boosts food bank
Since 2004, when it launched an effort to contribute cans of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, the Triad Apartment Association has contributed over 500,000 cans.
Three nonprofits win stewardship awards
The N.C. Farmworkers Project, Rutherford Housing Partnership and Scrap Exchange received stewardship awards from the N.C. Center for Nonprofits at its statewide conference.
Feeding America names Franze chief fundraiser
Amy Franze, former executive vice president of development, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, named chief philanthropy officer, Feeding America.