In 2014, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) identified food insecurity as a major issue in the region, and the PTRC engaged with Policy Link, Piedmont Together, and UNC Environmental and Regional Equity to produce the Equitable Growth Profile of the Piedmont Triad Region.
In 2016, the PTRC partnered with Community Food Strategies (CFS) to host a regional gathering of local councils. In 2016, students collaborated with PTRC and CEFS to complete the Harvesting Regional Potential: Research and Recommendations for a Regional Food Council in the Piedmont Triad Community Report.
In 2017, the PTRC collaborated with key stakeholders to develop the Piedmont Triad Initial Food System Review, and the Regional Food Task Force was formed as a foundation for the food council.
In 2018 & 2019, PTRC secured USDA funding to support food council work and leverage a Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation 4 -year investment opportunity.
In 2019, the Piedmont Triad Regional Food Council (PTRFC) was formed. The PTRFC had their first meeting on April 29th, 2019. The council is represented by approximately 18-25 members that seek to fulfill the goals and objects of the PTRFC. In order to accomplish this, the PTRFC traditionally meets every two months at the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and holds workgroup meetings during the in between months.