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Forging Our Food Future 2023 Community Food Gathering

March 15 - March 16

The Gathering will take place March 15-16, 2023 at the Rocky Mount Event & Conference Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, with additional events in the surrounding area.

The Community Food Gathering is Community Food Strategies’ signature statewide event which brings together farm and food system leaders, public service and nonprofit leaders, local food councils, key partners, and community food advocates across the state. This gathering organizes various food system stakeholders to explore solutions, learn skills, and strategize around how to create a food system built by us and for us.

We’ll have a keynote speaker, workshops, panel discussions, a story slam and other creative collaborations to fill our minds and hearts with the nourishment we need to make change. Workshop sessions will include topics on statewide policy and advocacy opportunities, existing community food solutions, opportunities to support growing value chains and local food system infrastructure, creative communications and engagement strategies, and capacity building for our own and our communities’ wellbeing.


CALS Communications