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Our Programs

Farm to Senior Services by NC 10% Campaign

Farm to Senior Services

Farm to Senior Services (F2SS) is a three-year (2020-2023) project designed to increase local food procurement in county-based senior food services, increase farmer and food hub revenue, increase access to healthy, local foods for senior populations, and increase knowledge on benefits of and how to access local foods. Local food pathways will be piloted in three North Carolina counties: McDowell, Scotland, and Warren. 

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Local Food Spend Reporting

Extension agents and community organizers can use our Local 10% Campaign Handbook to plan local food education efforts in their county. By utilizing existing templates and strategies included in the handbook, agents can easily run a local food campaign that fits into their existing extension work and that assists consumers, farmers, and businesses in their counties.


Visioning Our Food Future

Community members in Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson counties are teaming up with a research and facilitation team from CEFS and others from NC State University to create a food system assessment and plan for the region. Over eighteen months, community members across the three counties will provide insight, information, and goals for the local food system. 

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Local Business Engagement

The NC 10% Campaign has partnered with local businesses over the years to boost their spend on local food. Alongside NC Growing Together and NC Cooperative Extension agents, we facilitate meetings between GAP-certified producers with wholesalers, market farmers with restaurants and cooperatives.

Archived Programs

Local Food Ambassador Program

Local Food Ambassadors

The Local Food Ambassador (LFA) Program encouraged local foods education and outreach on university campuses by engaging the student body through events and media promotion, supporting local foods in alignment with the campus sustainability mission, connecting university and community advocates, providing resources for food service organizations, and mentoring future leaders in understanding community-based food systems. 



UFOODS (University Food Systems) was a two-year (2016-2018) project designed to research and develop new market opportunities for farmers by building collaborative supply chains links from farms to university campuses in North Carolina. Researchers at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University focused work at the six universities that partner with the LFA Program. 

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