Greensboro discussing fresh food access plan

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Food insecurity is a big problem in our area. Many people either don’t have access to fresh produce or they can’t afford it.

Now, the City of Greensboro has come up with a plan to address the issue.

Details of the Greensboro Fresh Food Access Plan were discussed during a planning board meeting Wednesday. The planning board voted unanimously to recommend the plan to the city council.

The plan includes six recommendations that received the most public support.

They involve establishing a local food product entrepreneurship program, establishing a retail fresh food incentive program, conducting a consumer education campaign, conducting a “Know your Farmer” campaign, establishing a food hub and building market acceptance of imperfect food products.

The plan will be presented to the city council in August. The goal is to get a USDA grant to help implement the plan.

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