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Many Food Hubs in North Carolina serve their communities in unique ways. Learn about how your local food hub is serving its community during COVID-19, and visit their website for more details.

Working Landscapes

County: Warren
Serving: Eastern NC

Based in Warrenton, NC, Working Landscapes has launched their Family Meals program to help people in the food service industry. Former restaurant employees are working to produce meals meals that have ingredients sourced from local farms and distribute them to schools. They are partnering with a local food pantry and other non-profits to prepare meals and distribute them regularly.

High Country Food Hub

County: Watauga
Serving: Western NC

Operated by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, the High Country Food Hub is an innovative online farmers' market and central storage facility for locally-grown and made products in the High Country.

Feast Down East

County: Pender
Serving: Pender, New Hanover

Feast Down East has pivoted almost all programming from wholesaling to a CSA, which now reaches about 100 customers a week. Additionally, 7 local restaurants are purchasing local meat and produce.​

TRACTOR

County: Yancey
Serving: Western NC

TRACTOR is partnering with a local food pantry to meet new and existing food access concerns in their community. They are also mobilizing local produce through their CSA, which has 100 full-cost customers and 220 subsidized customers.

Sandhills Ag Innovation Center

County: Richmond
Serving: South Central NC

The SAIC has partnered with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association to distribute 201 produce boxes a week. Additionally, they launched Richmond Fresh, a free veggie box program, in partnership with God's Garden. They are able to feed 40 food insecure community members through this program.

Foothills Food Hub

County: McDowell
Serving: Foothills Region NC

McDowell County's 334 farms and regional farmers feed the foothills. Local food is in demand! Our farmers need more opportunities to sell their products and increase their markets.

Farmer Foodshare

County: Durham
Serving: Central NC

Farmer Foodshare has developed many partnerships in response to COVID-19, including HUSDA CFAP. Additionally, a partnership with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has resulted in about 280 boxes/week going to local restaurants.​

 

They have come together with Cooperative Extension and local schools to create EatNC.org, which provides home grow kits and educational activities for kids to engage with food at home.

The Fresh Foods Fund Initiative helps connect donors to opportunities to enable fresh food to flow through organizations. These are financial donations made available to non-profits serving the community, who then buy wholesale local produce. 

Men and Women United for Youth and Families

County: Columbus
Serving: Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick

MWUYF is a vital resource for their community, serving as a food pantry, produce aggregator, youth leadership program, and more! They support a diverse group of local farmers by aggregating produce into CSA marketed to vacationers. Youth help organize and direct the CSA, including promoting health and safety protocols.

Foothills Farm & Art

County: McDowell
Serving: McDowell

Foothills Farm & Art is a *new* online marketplace that provides farmers and artisans in greater Burke County a convenient platform to list their products. Customers place their orders weekly and pick up at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church on Fridays. This initiative is an extension of St. Matthew's current food ministry, Open Hearts Bakery, and is the only church-led food hub initiative in the state.

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