The Farmer Foodshare Board is recruiting for the next Executive Director!
The Executive Director (ED) is a key leadership role responsible for ensuring Farmer Foodshare’s growth and development in accordance with its mission and values. The ED works in close partnership with the Board of Directors, staff, and core volunteers to set strategic direction, build and manage financial and human resources, and provide operational leadership and management. Read More
Gini Bell Brings Business Operations and Sustainable Farming Expertise to Interim Role
The Board of Directors of Farmer Foodshare is pleased to announce Gini Bell as Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Gini will serve in this role during the search process for Farmer Foodshare’s Executive Director.
Gini joined Farmer Foodshare as operations manager in January 2013. In her role she oversaw program staff, accounting and finance, and day-to-day management for Farmer Foodshare, helping to strengthen Farmer Foodshare’s operational effectiveness and financial sustainability. Read More
Dear Farmer Foodshare Community,
Thank you for helping us meet our end of year challenge. Over 150 community members joined the challenge and raised almost $40,000 during the last three months of 2013. In addition, the employees of GSK provided a surprise donation of $10,000, leading to a total of over $50,000 in year-end giving. That is a record for Farmer Foodshare. THANK YOU! This outpouring of support is extraordinary and demonstrates community support for both North Carolina family farms and fresh and healthy food for everyone! Read More
Dear Farmer Foodshare Friend,
Last year, North Carolina’s farmers produced more than 600 million dollars’ worth of fresh fruits and vegetables according to the NCDA’s 2012 Statistics. In the same year, Feeding America reported that over a million North Carolinians could not afford to put enough nutritious food on the table to sustain a healthy diet. At the same time, almost half the fresh food produced in the United States goes to waste.
This is clearly a broken food system where too much food goes to waste while people struggle to eat and farmers struggle to make a living. But the good news is we can fix it and you can help by supporting Farmer Foodshare. Read More
Last week was the 5th annual Farmer Foodshare Challenge and it was more successful than ever before, connecting over a ton of fresh, top quality food for agencies serving food insecure community members and raising more than $2000 to support local farms.
You’ve seen these booths at your local market every weekend where the farmers, shoppers and local hunger relief agencies work together to ensure that everyone has enough fresh and healthy food to eat, and that local farms are supported. Read More