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North Carolina Farmers, Faith Leaders Gave Over 400 Boxes of Produce To Combat Food Insecurity

The Triad Black Faith Leaders partnered with the Black Farmers Network and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Guilford County Center.

The Triad Black Faith Leaders partnered with the Black Farmers Network and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Guilford County Center to make the effort possible.

“Every town has a food desert, and we need to supply them with fresh vegetables,” Lucas stated. The farmer identified a sense of purpose in supplying the community with such an essential need. “It’s such a good feeling to be able to do that for people,” he said.

The faith leaders formed a coalition with the farmers’ group to help disadvantaged communities obtain healthy food without worrying about cost as a barrier. “Today was an awesome opportunity to support our community and for people who need food and healthy food options for the holidays,” remarked Rev. Phanta Lansden, St. James Presbyterian Church pastor. “We’re excited to be in our community and make a huge difference,” Lansden added.

Guilford County in North Carolina provides a webpage and Food Finder app to help others in the state access food resources nearby.

Source: Black Enterprise

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