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COVID-19 Food Strategy

COVID-19 Food Strategy[/vc_column_text][ult_content_box bg_type=”bg_image” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” box_shadow=”horizontal:px|vertical:px|blur:px|spread:px|color:#f7f7f7|style:none|” margin=”margin-top:-181px;” hover_box_shadow=”horizontal:px|vertical:px|blur:px|spread:px|color:#f7f7f7|style:none|” responsive_margin=”margin-top:-15px;” bg_image=”1490″ bg_position=”center bottom” el_class=”decrease-margin-top”][ult_animation_block animation=”fadeInUp” animation_duration=”3″ animation_delay=”0″ animation_iteration_count=”1″ opacity=”off”][ultimate_spacer height=”36″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”SAVE YOUR LOCAL FARMS, AND YOUR FOOD…” main_heading_color=”#222222″ heading_tag=”h1″ spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”bottom” line_height=”1″ line_color=”#b7dc36″ main_heading_font_size=”desktop:40px;mobile:30px;” line_width=”68″ main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Advent Pro|font_call:Advent+Pro” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:67px;”] COVID-19 Food Strategy[/ultimate_heading][ultimate_spacer height=”23″][ultimate_heading sub_heading_color=”#555555″ sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:14px;” sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:24px;” el_class=”content-box-abs”]Each of us is facing a challenging time with COVID-19. What this means for each of us is different. But one major concern for all is COVID-19 has created very serious challenges for our local food economy and we need to help. We are all feeling powerless as new challenges are presented daily, we as a community can control this effort and make it happen. COVID-19 Food Strategy

Carolina Farm Trust’s mission is to support our local food system and that means making sure you can get food from your local farmers. COVID-19 changes things daily, we have a delicate food system, we need a strong system to keep food moving from farmers to your table. Carolina Farm Trusts COVID-19 Farm and Food Rescue Plan will create a strong system.
[/ultimate_heading][ultimate_spacer height=”30″][ult_buttons btn_title=”DONATE HERE” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftickets.vendini.com%2Fdonation-software.html%3Ft%3Ddonation%26d%3D8c3fb3603c2ca79fbf5302098430e103%26vqitq%3Ddfd0d83e-2d34-4a2b-8075-dc2d5001b2ad%26vqitp%3D44399859-9c9d-4fef-8943-7e91d590b195%26vqitts%3D1584922776%26vqitc%3Dvendini%26vqite%3Ditl%26vqitrt%3DSafetynet%26vqith%3D076266861debaa4e703f87f14314d8ad||target:%20_blank|” btn_align=”ubtn-center” btn_size=”ubtn-custom” btn_width=”170″ btn_height=”80″ btn_title_color=”#ffffff” btn_bg_color=”#000000″ btn_hover=”ubtn-top-bg” icon_size=”32″ btn_icon_pos=”ubtn-sep-icon-at-left” el_class=”main-bg” btn_font_family=”font_family:Lato|font_call:Lato|variant:700″ btn_font_style=”font-weight:700;” css_adv_btn=”.vc_custom_1584924053879{margin-top: 32px !important;}” btn_font_size=”desktop:20px;” btn_line_height=”desktop:25px;”][ultimate_spacer height=”75″ height_on_tabs=”50″ height_on_tabs_portrait=”35″ height_on_mob_landscape=”35″ height_on_mob=”35″][/ult_animation_block][/ult_content_box][/foodfarm_container][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][foodfarm_container][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][ultimate_spacer height=”77″ height_on_tabs=”60″ height_on_tabs_portrait=”0″ height_on_mob_landscape=”0″ height_on_mob=”0″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”CREATING A STRONG SYSTEM” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”]WHAT THIS PLAN WILL DO?[/ultimate_heading][ultimate_heading main_heading_color=”#696969″ sub_heading_color=”#696969″ alignment=”left” main_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:16px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:14px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-top:28px;” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Lato|font_call:Lato|variant:700″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Lato|font_call:Lato” main_heading_margin=”margin-top:27px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:24px;” el_class=”text_space_38″]

• Support existing on ground efforts

• Meet farmers short term needs

• Commit immediately to increasing production

• Bring cash flow to restaurants, caterers and food trucks

• Keep distribution as safe as possible

We are asking for your help in supporting our local food system. Make a donation today to the Charlotte Region COVID-19 Farm and Food Rescue Plan.

[/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”4101″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right” el_class=”h9_pos_abs”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/foodfarm_container][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Donate today and our donation manager will wave the processing fee.” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”]EVERY DOLLAR HELPS.[/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][ult_buttons btn_title=”DONATE HERE” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftickets.vendini.com%2Fdonation-software.html%3Ft%3Ddonation%26d%3D8c3fb3603c2ca79fbf5302098430e103%26vqitq%3Ddfd0d83e-2d34-4a2b-8075-dc2d5001b2ad%26vqitp%3D44399859-9c9d-4fef-8943-7e91d590b195%26vqitts%3D1584922776%26vqitc%3Dvendini%26vqite%3Ditl%26vqitrt%3DSafetynet%26vqith%3D076266861debaa4e703f87f14314d8ad||target:%20_blank|” btn_size=”ubtn-custom” btn_width=”170″ btn_height=”80″ btn_title_color=”#ffffff” btn_bg_color=”#000000″ btn_hover=”ubtn-top-bg” icon_size=”32″ btn_icon_pos=”ubtn-sep-icon-at-left” el_class=”main-bg” btn_font_family=”font_family:Lato|font_call:Lato|variant:700″ btn_font_style=”font-weight:700;” css_adv_btn=”.vc_custom_1584922816216{margin-top: 32px !important;}” btn_font_size=”desktop:20px;” btn_line_height=”desktop:25px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”COVID-19 Food strategy”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”132px”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”HOW WE WILL TAKE ACTION” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”]Charlotte Region COVID-19 Action Outline[/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space height=”42px”][vc_column_text]To address the impending break in our food supply chain, Carolina Farm Trust is seeking to raise an initial investment of $3,000,000.00 to implement an immediate action plan that reengages a local food supply with regional farmers. With crossing the $250,000.00 mark, we will begin to implement our strategy outlined below/above, as we continue to fundraise for the broader initiative.

COVID-19 Food strategy

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”72px”][vc_tta_tour active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Farming Community” tab_id=”1584915500356-c96cf2e5-4db3″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Farming Community” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text]• Buy CSA’s from regional farms and then distribute accordingly to:

◦ Identified individual families – EBT/SNAP Holders
◦ Food Trucks/Restaurants who make meals for Students displaced by school closings
◦ It will take a few weeks before the first CSA’s are ready for distribution

• Coordinate any compost/ mulch that is needed and deliver it to farms
Coordinate who needs equipment to speed up the planting process
• Reach out to Ingersoll Rand/Trane Technologies to coordinate refrigerated trucks from a Thermo King or rent them to secure them before they are all out of stock: These will be positioned around the region for storage and on farms to make the shelf life longer throughout summer months
• Work with livestock farmers to increase production and coordinate with commodity farmers to make sure livestock farmers have feed.
• Reach out to all local processing plants to understand impact and what we can do to keep them operating. Coordinating logistics to offer support to get livestock to processing facilities and then back to the farm for sale.
• Coordinate logistics with farmers markets to meet their customers needs if markets are temporarily closed or not well attended out of fear.
• Coordinate with all Farmers with bees and address and needs there for honey production
• Coordinate with Mills around the region and look to commodity farmers who can support an increase in production of flour etc
• Coordinate with all local Dairy farms to understand needs of local pasteurization and how to build a direct market.
• Coordinate with private and public landowners to identify potential land to build more Urban Farms in the middle of communities.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”CSA’s”]Quantity
500

Price Estimate
$450.00

Total
$225,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Produce (lbs)”]Quantity
250,000

Price Estimate
$3.00

Total
$750,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Meat (lbs)”]Quantity
100,000

Price Estimate
$6.50

Total
$650,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Eggs”]Quantity
12,000

Price Estimate
$4.00

Total
$48,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”green” package_heading=”Short-Term Equipment Rental” package_sub_heading=”To Speed Up Infrastructure Builds”]Total
$100,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”green” package_heading=”Cash Flow Assitance” package_sub_heading=”For Farmers”]Total
$50,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”green” package_heading=”Funds” package_sub_heading=”To Increase Production”]Total
$700,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”green” package_heading=”Packaging/ Boxes” package_sub_heading=”For Farmers”]Total
$10,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Distribution” tab_id=”1584915500438-cba319c7-9fdb”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Distribution” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text]• Plan out logistically how to home deliver and deliver to institutions (nursing homes, shelters, etc)
• Secure trucks for deliveries
• Set up community areas for pick up to limit population interaction[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Refrigerated Trucks” package_sub_heading=”Rental”]Quantity
10

Price Estimate
$18,000.00

Total
$180,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Delivery Trucks” package_sub_heading=”Rental”]Quantity
20

Price Estimate
$10,500.00

Total
$210,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Delivery Drivers” package_sub_heading=”($15/Hour, 40 Hours per week, 12 week period)”]Quantity
20

Price Estimate
$7,200.00

Total
$144,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Local Restaurant Community & Food trucks” tab_id=”1584918580969-26893e70-6912″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Local Restaurant Community & Food trucks” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text]• Identify food trucks that can be stationed around the county to serve different communities. Those that can pay, pay with pay it forward options, but no one will be turned away. Areas with low access to food and/or the inability to cook for themselves will be a priority.
• Identify restaurants to the same as above with carry out
• Identify caterers to make bone broth/ soups, canning, value added products- peanut butter, jelly, etc. – to have longer shelf life items
• Coordinate internally how to keep the food supply chain to meet demand[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Cash Flow Assistance”]Total
$25,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”No Turn Away Policy”]Total
$30,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Packaging”]Total
$5,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Non Profits” tab_id=”1584918616983-80cf60d1-7438″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Non Profits” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text]• Understand the needs and gaps of our Non Profit Partners
• Get real food with nutrition into all pantries
• Fund a substantial budget for matching dollars with EBT/ SNAP[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”EBT Match” package_sub_heading=”For Double Up Bucks Program”] 

Total
$20,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Support Staff” package_sub_heading=”($15/Hour, 40 Hours per week, 12 week period)”]Additional Non Profit Partners that need help

Quantity
10

Price Estimate
$7,200.00

Total
$72,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”CFT Staff & Admin” tab_id=”1584925295214-e41ba50f-23f7″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”CFT Staff & Admin” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Zack Wyatt” package_sub_heading=”($4k/month, 3 month period)”]Total
$12,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”Co-lead” package_sub_heading=”(Confirmed Hire once funds available) ($4K/month)”]Total
$12,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”TBD Staff” package_sub_heading=”($15/Hour, 40 Hours per week, 12 week period)”]Quantity
3

Price Estimate
$7,200.00

Total
$21,600[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design05″ color_scheme=”gray” package_heading=”CFT Admin”]Total
$15,000

Urban Farm at Aldersgate

Total
$50,000[/ultimate_info_table][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][ult_buttons btn_title=”CLICK HERE TO DONATE” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftickets.vendini.com%2Fdonation-software.html%3Ft%3Ddonation%26d%3D8c3fb3603c2ca79fbf5302098430e103%26vqitq%3Ddfd0d83e-2d34-4a2b-8075-dc2d5001b2ad%26vqitp%3D44399859-9c9d-4fef-8943-7e91d590b195%26vqitts%3D1584922776%26vqitc%3Dvendini%26vqite%3Ditl%26vqitrt%3DSafetynet%26vqith%3D076266861debaa4e703f87f14314d8ad||target:%20_blank|” btn_size=”ubtn-custom” btn_width=”270″ btn_height=”80″ btn_title_color=”#ffffff” btn_bg_color=”#000000″ btn_hover=”ubtn-top-bg” icon_size=”32″ btn_icon_pos=”ubtn-sep-icon-at-left” el_class=”main-bg” btn_font_family=”font_family:Lato|font_call:Lato|variant:700″ btn_font_style=”font-weight:700;” css_adv_btn=”.vc_custom_1584923151541{margin-top: 32px !important;}” btn_font_size=”desktop:20px;” btn_line_height=”desktop:25px;”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”72px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”about about-2″][vc_column][foodfarm_container container_type=”1″][vc_row_inner el_class=”no-padding border-box”][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][vc_empty_space height=”132px”][vc_single_image image=”3385″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”about-content” offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][ult_animation_block animation=”fadeInUp” animation_duration=”0.7″ animation_delay=”0.3″ animation_iteration_count=”1″ opacity_start_effect=”100″][ultimate_spacer height=”25″][vc_column_text el_class=”desc”]

PARTNERS

 

Our area of focus will be the Charlotte Metropolitan area defined by the Charlotte Regional Partnership.

Carolina Farm Trust will coordinate and work with the following partners on execution. A transparent accounting system will be used to account for all funds. All funds will be used to execute above and all appropriate existing on the ground community efforts will be utilized before new initiatives are created.

 

Official Supporting Partners:

 

Organizations we intend to support

[/vc_column_text][ultimate_spacer height=”30″][vc_btn title=”DONATE HERE” style=”custom” custom_background=”” custom_text=”#ffffff” align=”left” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”” add_icon=”true” icon_bg_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.18)” css=”.vc_custom_1584923356361{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftickets.vendini.com%2Fdonation-software.html%3Ft%3Ddonation%26d%3D8c3fb3603c2ca79fbf5302098430e103%26vqitq%3Ddfd0d83e-2d34-4a2b-8075-dc2d5001b2ad%26vqitp%3D44399859-9c9d-4fef-8943-7e91d590b195%26vqitts%3D1584922776%26vqitc%3Dvendini%26vqite%3Ditl%26vqitrt%3DSafetynet%26vqith%3D076266861debaa4e703f87f14314d8ad||target:%20_blank|”][ultimate_spacer height=”130″][/ult_animation_block][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/foodfarm_container][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Partner Support” main_heading_color=”#282828″ alignment=”left” spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”bottom” line_height=”1″ main_heading_font_size=”desktop:35px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:57px;” el_class=”main-color custom_letterspace” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:300″ sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Oswald|font_call:Oswald|variant:700″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:58px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_tta_accordion c_position=”right” active_section=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1584927806400{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”][vc_tta_section title=”West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition” tab_id=”1584927405983-d6895eda-7c79″][vc_column_text]Please note that the WBNC Board of Directors fully supports Carolina Farm Trust’s Covid-19 Action Plan. We know that in the coming weeks and months the economic impacts associated with this pandemic (e.g. job loss, health access, food access, and housing stability) will have major implications on communities of color (particularly like the West Boulevard Corridor) both from a racial equity perspective as well as and economic equity perspective. 

 

Rickey Hall
Board Chair
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The COVID-19 Farm and Food recovery strategy will address the concerns of our residents, while simultaneously easing supply chain connectivity that our farming community depends on for survival. With your support, farmers will begin to reconnect with the local food supply chain, as that our  community begins to understand the challenges ahead and the immediate steps that need to be taken.

We realize the significant amount this strategy is aiming to raise. This is a long term-plan developed with the local farm network. When fully operational, more funds will be needed. But at Carolina Farm Trust we must first earn your faith and confidence as a community. Our strategy will get us there together. While there are many unknowns at this point, we do know this: having a thriving local food system and economy will stabilize our food chain and begin to lay a long ago eroded foundation of food security. Local food is paramount.

In order to have a coordinated effort in the region, initial support will be key. This plan will leverage current connections to hire preliminary staff, with priority to those who have recently been laid off to begin outreach and coordination efforts. (staff will be paid /$15/hour)

COVID-19 Food Strategy

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Financial support to buy product from farms
Financial support to restaurant owners, food trucks and local vendors if cash flow is an issue buying product
◦ Financial support to restaurants, chefs, food trucks and local vendors for a no turn away policy. Pay encouraged, Pay it forward encouraged.
◦ Equipment needed for farms to use as necessary
◦ A heavy amount will be used to increase production
◦ Farm labor if farms are running into cash flow issues
◦ EBT matching
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Long Term goal is to use this opportunity to build the infrastructure of a vibrant diversified local food economy/system that supports our citizens. A transparent accounting system will be used to account for all funds. All funds will be used to execute above and all appropriate existing on the ground community efforts will be utilized before new initiatives are created.

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OTHER WAYS TO CONTACT US

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All Farm Inbound Requests

 

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All Non Profit Inbound Requests

 

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All Food Truck/ Chef/ Restaurant Inbound Requests

 

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Any Individual/Group Inbound Request 

 

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COVID-19 Food Strategy

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