Sixty neighborhoods in Mecklenburg County have no full-service grocery stores selling a combination of fresh dairy, fresh eggs and fresh meats. Source: Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment, 2010
By 2030, we envision a region in which...
- Locally produced, nutritious food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, is available in all neighborhoods and affordable for all citizens.
- Our economy has been positively impacted by our citizens’ ability and willingness to purchase local food.
- Our schools serve healthy and affordable food.
- Our health has improved because eating habits have changed.
- All stores that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) carry a broad selection of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats.
- SNAP benefits have been modified to encourage purchase of fresh, nutritious food.
- Plans for new neighborhoods and re-developing neighborhoods ensure healthy food sources.
- Charlotte has returned to its roots and is the trade center for healthy food for the Southeast.