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Two weeks agoAsheville Buncombe Food Policy Council worked with community partners to install two outdoor pantries

Food Policy Updates

Through a contract with the Office of Sustainability, Bountiful Cities and Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council are reaching out to neighborhood groups to initiate conversations around emergency preparedness with an emphasis on food. This work has important synergies with the Climate Justice Initiative and both are evolving and being implemented in close coordination as we strive for authentic community engagement and project leadership.

Last week Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council worked with community partners to install two outdoor pantries supported in part by their contract work. The pantries were designed and built through the collaborative effort of Keenan Phillips and Max Mandler with support of Green Opportunities staff and workshop space. The pantries were installed at the Shiloh Community Peace Garden and in front of the St. James AME Church in the East End neighborhood. The community installation was made possible with the help of 10 volunteers, Bountiful Cities and Green Opportunities contributing their time, energy, and equipment. Pantries will be stocked with non perishables, cleaning products and other household essentials provided by Buncombe County, church partners, Manna Foodbank and community contributions.

Outdoor pantries being installed in communities, October 30, 2020