In the fall of 2011, Toxic Free NC held a “listening tour” to learn more about food access and food justice in North Carolina.
Eighteen professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds generously shared their wisdom with us about what works, and doesn’t work, in the struggle to get healthier food to the people who need it most.
We heard about the challenges of community gardens, farmers’ markets and food assistance programs. As a result, Toxic Free NC is gearing up to do a second round of interviews with people across North Carolina who deal with hunger in their lives.
We’re researching the best public policy options for solving food justice issues. And we're teaming up with new partners from the hunger and nutrition communities to bring more organic and toxic-free foods into the programs that serve them.
Many thanks to Listening Tour participants and our amazing volunteers for their time, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation for their generous support.