The Piedmont Triad Regional Food Council is currently working with Carolina Creative Works & Community Food Lab to conduct a comprehensive regional food system assessment centered on building equity for the 12-county Piedmont Triad, including data on local food production, infrastructure, and markets, as well as community health and development. This work is made possible by a generous grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The engagement strategy consists of the following:
- Online Survey: Make your voice heard! We are seeking participants from the Piedmont Triad Region. The survey is open to anyone in the region that participates in or is interested in the food system. Survey link coming soon!
- Expert Interviews: Interviews are being conducted to collect qualitative and quantitative data from experts in defined research areas.
- Focus Groups: Research with key audiences and food systems participants.
- Community Meetings: Meetings will be held, beginning in late March 2020, in each of the 12-counties and designed to bring community members and advocates together.