All of our work is rooted in community-based participatory research and community engagement, and we seek to bring together all parties impacted by changes in policies to find new and successful solutions to food policy barriers.

Food councils are actively supporting local government in policy- and systems-level work to structure local and regional economies around an overarching vision of a just, healthy, and sustainable food system. To learn more, contact Bill Kearney at bill_kearney@unc.edu or Molly DeMarco at molly_demarco@unc.edu.

The Community Circles project facilitates community conversations on the relationship between poverty, racism and food insecurity to develop action plans to strengthen community food security. To learn more, contact Tiki Windley at tiki_windley@unc.edu.