Food Security

The Food Security issue area works closely with community gardens and local food banks in Asheville/Buncombe area. This focus group also works hands-on with school gardens and other projects to help promote the concepts of healthy living, create awareness about hunger and explore the vast topic of food security.


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Issue Area Workshop:

On November 1st of this year, the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ended, resulting in a budget cut for every SNAP household. These cuts will increase hardship and food insecurity for SNAP participants who are already struggling and are dependent on hunger relief programs, as well as the food pantries that are experiencing higher demands. In this Issue Workshop, we will work closely with our community partners to understand the issues through a breadth and depth model. Through direct service and educational meetings, students will gain a better understanding of how current policy affects community agencies and the populations they serve.

Applications will be available FEB 10th and the workshop will begin the week of FEB 24th.

Click HERE for the full outline of the workshop.

Questions? contact-Ally Miller:


Weekly Trips


MANNA Food Bank: Thursdays- Meet at the SPO @ 5:45 return 8:15pm. Spend the evening volunteering at the local food bank. Wear closed toed shoes.






Loving Food Resources (LFR): Is a self serve food bank that assists people living in hospice or with HIV and AIDS. (March 29th, April 5th, April 19th) Meet at 10:00am @ SPO and return by 3:00pm. Spend the day volunteering at the food bank on the days that the recipients select their food.


The Crew



Danielle Landy


Issue Area Coordinator

Allyson Miller