University of North Carolina Wilmington: Lead Agent in Partnership -Dr. Leslie Hossfeld Public Sociologist – PhD Trained in Rural Sociology at North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and is Director Public Sociology Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at UNCW. Students in both the BA and MA in Public Sociology work on SENCFS project conducting food assessments in the 11 county region. Jane Steigerwald is Program Director of Marketing and Institutional Buying for the SENCFS. Renee Eli is Program Director for Processing and Distribution. Amanda Smith is SENCFS Coordinator.
Bladen: NC Cooperative Extension, Family Resource Center, Family Support Program of Bladen County
Brunswick: NC Cooperative Extension, Shelton Herb Farm, Brunswick Family Assistance, A Second Helping, Shallotte Farmers’ Market, Southport Riverfront Market, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Gilbert Farm, The Milliken Group, Woodsong, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce; Brunswick Catch, Leland Town Farmers’ Market, Dozier Grain & Produce, Brunswick County Child Nutrition Program; Brunswick Community College; Future Farmers of America; Brunswick Catch; Haag and Sons Seafood ; Greenlands Farm
Columbus: NC Cooperative Extension, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Town of Sandyfield, Columbus County Healthy Carolinians Columbus Hospital, NC Step, DREAM Center, Columbus County Farmers’ Market, Whiteville City Child Nutrition Program, Columbus Family Table, Down East Connect; Southeastern Community College
New Hanover: NC Cooperative Extension, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington Riverfront Farmers’ Market, Tidal Creek Food Cooperative, Wilmington Housing Authority, Northside Resource Center, WRAAP, Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, Oakley Laurel Farm, Big Cypress Farm, Federal Point Farm, Progressive Gardens, CFCC Cape Fear Community College, Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, NHC New Hanover County Child Nutrition Program, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Cooking for Change, Smart Start; Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau; Aramark; UNCW Campus Dining ; UNCW Small Business Technology Development Center ; UNCW Quality Enhancement Program for Non Profit Organizations ; Castle Street Community Gardens; Southeastern Alliance for Community Change ; CATCH Restaurant; Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market ; Circa 1922; WHA-UNCW Community Campus at Hillcrest
Pender: NC Cooperative Extension, Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market, USDA, Pender County Tourism, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Copper Guinea Farms, Bannerman Vineyards, Clovenwood Farms, My Sister’s Organic Farm, Willing Workers Cooperative, Jones Family Farms, Dogwood Farm; Horst Gardens; Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce; Historic Burgaw Train Depot ; Newberry’s Blueberries; Pender County Tourism (subcategory = agritourism)
State Partners: Toxic Free NC; North Carolina Sustainable Food Systems Coalition; NC Prevention Partners; North Carolina State University; North Carolina A&T, Central Carolina Community College Sustainable Agriculture Program, North Carolina State University College of Life Sciences, The North Carolina Conservation Fund, BRAC Regional Task Force; Resourceful Communities ; Good Work ; North Carolina Department of Agriculture ; Wake Forest Community Law and Business Clinic; Center for Environmental Farming Systems ; Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project ; NC Gives ; Carolina Farm Stewardship Association ; Resourceful Communities
SENCFS is supported through grants from The Golden LEAF Foundation, The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and Rural Advancement Foundation International. SENCFS greatly appreciates the support from all of our sponsors.