Local Food Access
In order to achieve a thriving, equitable food system, it is important that all consumers have access to sources for local food. Feast Down East helps to empower consumers through our Buy Local Food Campaign, which provides information about where and how to purchase local food from a variety of sources. However, we recognize that some individuals and communities face unique barriers such as financial, geographic or educational challenges. In an effort to provide additional support to limited-resource consumers, Feast Down East offers the Healthy Communities Program in low-income neighborhoods and the Farm-to-School Program in high-needs schools.
We aim to raise public awareness and support for the local food movement through various marketing and media promotions. The goal is to educate consumers on the importance of buying local food and supporting agriculture across Southeastern North Carolina. This is important because consumer demand is a key element in generating market outlets for the sale of local food. Some of our previous efforts have included farmers' market promotions, highlighting locally-sourcing restaurants, and general consumer education campaigns. We also use our Eat Local website page and social media to keep the public informed about the local food scene and how to get involved in our food movement.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
BUY LOCAL FOOD CAMPAIGN