Local Food Ambassador Update

January 2016

LFA Students Receive Alces Foundation Funding!

Thank you to all the University Local Food Team members who assisted the LFA Students in writing their mini-grant proposals. The students have been awarded their Alces Foundation Grant funds ($600 ea) and have started meeting with Emma weekly to plan their outreach and education for the 2016 Spring Semester.

Keep your eye out for....

  • The NC 10% Campaign will need your help in distributing the Alces Grant funds to the students and we will be in touch soon.
  • The students will be contacting their University Local Food Teams to set up monthly meeting dates/times.
  • The NC 10% Campaign will travel to each campus to join your team meetings in person in February/March.

The LFA Students are excited for the work ahead. They have such great ideas - let's all help them see these ideas through in order to create healthier food options on campus!

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About the Local Food Ambassador Program

The Purpose of the LFA Program is to partner with entities within the university to hire and train a student at each of the 6 Minority-Serving Institutions to increase local foods on campus.

The Goals of the LFA Program are to encourage local foods education and outreach in the campus body, to support local foods in alignment with the campus sustainability mission, and to mentor future leaders in understanding local and seasonal food systems.

The LFA Student Expectations are to assess current local foods interests and programming on campus; engage student groups; work with NC Cooperative Extension, farmers, Sustainability Office, Dining Services, and faculty/staff to lead on-campus local food outreach and education through events, cooking demos, social media, and more; and attend trainings on food systems and leadership development.

Have Questions? Contact Us

NC 10% Campaign Team

Robyn Stout, Statewide Program Coordinator

robyn_stout@ncsu.edu, 919.515.5362

Emma Hutchens, University Programs Coordinator

ekhutche@ncsu.edu, 336.244.8732