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WNC Food Policy Council

The WNCFPC brings together food producers, policy leaders, food security agencies, and economic advocates to address policy needs for agricultural development and food insecurity in the seven western counties of North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jackson and Haywood.

This council aims to build more effective programs and policies to strengthen WNC’s food economy and economic security for all persons and to mitigate the effects of food insecurity in the WNC region, especially for children and seniors, by advocating for more effective policies and stronger local economies.

We are a partner of the NC SLFAC, which addresses similar problems at the state level, and our members come from more than 75 federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofits, and small businesses. If you would like to join the WNCFPC, or provide ideas and concerns, please contact us via email or attend one of our meetings.

Emily M. Edmonds, Director

Visit the WNC Food Policy Council at to see more about our partners, community resources,  current programs, leadership team, and more.

Join our listserv and share questions, ideas, and resources with others involved in the local food economy of WNC. Visit and search for “wncfpc” to sign up, or send an email to with the subject line "list-serv addition."

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