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Regional Healthy Food Access Mapping Project (Healthy FAM)

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On February 5, 2020, UCPCOG kicked off the Healthy FAM project with partners from across the five-county region. This North Carolina Health News article Eastern NC communities look to map their way out of hunger excels at describing the overall goals and impacts of the project.  You can also view the brief project description to learn more about the project's goals, outcomes, and deliverables.  
The Healthy FAM project is funded through a partnership with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. UCPCOG is working closely with Working Landscapes, the Croatan Institute, ABC2, and many other regional and statewide partners to carry out the project. 

If you are interested in contributing to this project and/or becoming a project partner, please respond to this brief survey so we can learn more about your interests and your role in the local healthy food system.  

Upper Coastal Plain Local Food Network
Stay in the loop and join the conversation by following the Upper Coastal Plain Local Food Network Facebook page. 

Visit our Resources Page for more information and for local food contacts.

Local Food & the CEDS

The Region's CEDS 2020 Community Development Goal is to "Create Revitalized, Healthy & Resilient Communities".  The adopted Challenge #2 under that goal is to, "galvanize economic and community development opportunities in the healthy, local, export, and value added food clusters....adequately and affordably provide healthy food options to communities." pgs. 32 & 33


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