ZSR awards $50,000 to CEFS’ NC 10% Campaign Two-year grant to develop local food markets at NC colleges and universities for low-resourced farmers

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Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) to support the NC 10% Campaign’s efforts to create more markets for low-resourced farmers by connecting universities across the state, especially Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with farmers who can supply fresh, local food.

This project is an expansion of the NC 10% Campaign – a statewide collaborative initiative of CEFS and NC Cooperative Extension – to increase demand for local foods by encouraging consumers, institutions, businesses, and organizations to commit 10 percent of their existing food dollars to locally produced foods. Funds from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation will help establish student leadership on campuses across the state to assist with outreach to local farmers and producers.