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Racial Equity Conversation Circle

CAFN is starting a conversation group around racial equity and the food system. Its goal will be to build a shared understanding within CAFN, and help us discover how we can incorporate the principles of racial equity into our identity and work as a food council. 
If you want to be a part of the CAFN Racial Equity Conversation Circle, email Cindy Sink!

Regional Food Security Work

Check out this short video showcasing CAFN and Food Security Plan efforts in Wake Forest to involve communities in solving issues of hunger.
Thank you to Sydney Klein, Wake County Food Security Program Manager, for regional outreach work!
Upcoming Circle Meetings/Recap

Food Recovery: The Food Recovery Circle is currently working on a potential pilot concerning compositing at farmers' markets and encouraging the upcoming pay-as-you-can restaurant in Wake Forest to move towards a zero-waste model. Next Meeting: October 2, 1-3 pm at the Food Bank
Communications: The Communications Circle is developing a strategic plan for improved internal and external communication. 
Next Meeting: October 10, 11 am- 12 pm at Cup A Joe

Food Access: The Food Access Circle is continuing to work on the Comprehensive Food Security Plan for Wake County, pointing efforts toward encouraging regional adoption of the Food Security Plan. Next Meeting: October 16, 10 am- 12 pm at the Food Bank 

Farm Advocacy: The Farm Advocacy Circle has goals to develop a database/online resource hub for farmers and promote the Piedmont Grown Label with Wake County Growers. Next Meeting: October 21, 1-3 pm at the Food Bank 

Coordinating: The Coordinating Circle is working through the strategic planning process. Next Meeting: October 24, 10-11 am at the Food Bank 

Economic Development: The Economic Development Circle is looking for more volunteers and interest as they focus on the living wage campaign and food systems job training. 
Grant Opportunity! 
Wake County Solid Waste is now accepting applications for the Commercial Waste Reduction Grant Program
Applicants can complete their application here.
Applications are due October 31st. Email Bianca Howard or call 919-856-6432 with questions.
NC Business Council's Annual Sustainable Business Awards
Nominations & registration are now open for the NC Business Council's 3rd Annual Sustainable Business Awards Luncheon, November 12th in Cary. Find more info here
Wake County Fall Community Gardens Gathering

Join CAFN and fellow community gardeners for an evening of discussion and networking!
October 8, 6-8 pm at Highland Community Victory Garden.
Free to attend; RSVP here.

Check out our calendar for all CAFN and other food system events!
Scroll to the bottom of the Circles page on our website. 

If you'd like to share your event, job opening, or conference with CAFN, please send Alana Gilbert an email with details by mid-month prior to the event.

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