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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Adams Hunger Coalition Meets to Address Food Insecurity

Jun 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—This week, the Adams Hunger Coalition sponsored their second quarterly meeting of the year to discuss increased community engagement and the need for ongoing economic development in impoverished areas of Mecklenburg County. Meeting participants highlighted the work their organizations are doing to combat food insecurity in Mecklenburg County and asked for continued support from local elected officials. This meeting was hosted by Mecklenburg County.

“Across our county, community organizations are working hard to combat food insecurity and educate neighborhoods about healthy lifestyle choices,” said Congresswoman Adams. “I’m proud to bring these organizations together to advance our common agenda and highlight areas of growth for the future. This week’s meeting included a productive dialogue about ongoing economic development and the need for continued engagement in our most vulnerable communities. I look forward to our continued partnership to end hunger in North Carolina.”

The Coalition consists of members from the following organizations: Carolinas Farm Stewardship, Loaves & Fishes, Mecklenburg County Food Access, Rosa Parks Farmers Market, Lee Institute, West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition (Seeds for Change), Mecklenburg County Food Policy Council, City of Charlotte, YMCA, Roots In the Community Market Foundation, Carolina's Healthcare System, Roots In the Community Market Foundation, The Males Place, CMC-University Hospital, REAL School Gardens, University City Partners, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and Community Dream Builders.

The next quarterly meeting will be in September, as a part of Hunger Action Month, to discuss local priorities for the Farm Bill, which is expected to come before Congress this fall.

 

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