This toolkit offers a systematic approach to advocacy for food councils and community groups in the Carolinas. Effective strategy is essential for successful advocacy. Advocacy that follows a strategic plan increases the likelihood that your work will make positive, lasting impacts on your community. Meaningful relationships with decision makers and food system stakeholders are also critical to successful advocacy. This website is designed to give food councils and community groups the tools they need to make meaningful relationships with decision makers and to strategically plan for advocacy.
The website includes four steps to help food councils and community groups to effectively advocate for food system change:
- Identify food system policy and planning issues,
- Prioritize which issues to work on,
- Network with decision makers and food system stakeholders, and
- Make strategic advocacy plans.
The toolkit also includes a County Database in the “Strategic Networking” section that links to websites of important decision makers, stakeholders and food system related information for every county across North and South Carolina.
We hope that these tools will assist food councils and community groups in making meaningful relationships with decision makers and successfully advocating for food system improvements.
Apply for Direct Assistance
Community Food Strategies currently has support available to food councils and community groups to assist them in developing plans for strategic networking and advocacy. For more information, please email Jared Cates at email@example.com. To apply for these services, please complete an application.
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