ASAP: The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA): providing education, health services and advocacy from a unique understanding of the African American experience and a demonstrated ability to increase collaboration, connection, awareness and trust across diverse segments of the community.
Asheville Housing Authority: Striving to serve its residents by providing an affordable home and avenues to self-sufficiency.
Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council: A community-based coalition in the City of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina working to achieve policy improvements that create healthier food environments and improve healthy food access for all Asheville and Buncombe County residents.
Bountiful Cities: Working with communities teaching urban agricultural skills from seed to seed, and advocating for healthy food systems that are accessible to all.
Bounty & Soul: Bounty & Soul is a grassroots, volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to creating a health and wellness movement in underserved communities in Buncombe County. Their fresh, free food markets are providing healthy food along with nutrition awareness and health and wellness resources for children, families, individuals, and seniors who may not have access to these resources.
Buncombe County Health and Human Services:
HHS Community Service Navigators: The CSN initiative was created to connect people with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, strengthen the communities capacity to help meet citizen needs, empower citizens and communities as change agents to promote positive outcomes, build and enhance collaborative partnerships, and reduce over utilization of more costly services.
Minority Health Equity Project: This project bring together five different community partners and the Buncombe County Department of Health to combine our resources to promote health equity
School Health and Migrant Education Program:
Children First/Communities in Schools: A non-profit committed to advocating and empowering children and families living in poverty. This is achieved through education and direct services such as the Family Resource Center at Emma, our after-school Learning Centers, Latino Outreach, Project POWER/AmeriCorps, and Success Coordinators in Emma & Johnston Elementary School.
Cooperative Extension: provides food, nutrition and agricultural education and resources
FEAST Asheville: empower youth and families to grow, prepare and enjoy fruits and vegetables through hands on cooking and garden educationempower youth and families to grow, prepare and enjoy fruits and vegetables through hands on cooking and garden education
Gardens That Give WNC: A network of volunteers, garden managers and other participants representing diverse models of community gardens in WNC and their partners that grow food for donation
MANNA Foodbank: Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. MANNA distributed 15.7 million pounds of food through some 229 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties
Disease Management Programs: Diabetes education and support can mean the difference between a healthy life and one diminished or cut short by the many serious problems faced by people with diabetes. Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Management program provides the educational foundation and tools you need to take charge of the condition.
UNC Asheville-NC Center for Health and Wellness: collecting data and evaluating the program for the Minority Health Equity Project
WIC: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, referrals for health care, and free language assistance.
YES!: YES!’s Real Food, Active Living team is working to engage and empower young people in community change efforts to increase access to healthy food and active living, and decrease the childhood obesity epidemic.
Federal Nutrition Programs: Summer Food Service serves summer camps and community sites to ensure low-income children get nutritious meals when school is not in session. The Child and Adult Care Food Program that provides nutritious meals and qualifying facilities.
Outreach Programs: Healthy Living Pantry provides nutritious food the families that need temporary food assistance and has cooking demonstrations. The Healthy Living Mobile market distributes mostly produce around the community. Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen is a remodeled bus that functions as a nutrition education and food assistance outreach hub. Share Our Strength's Cook Matters provides nutrition demonstrations.
diabetes prevention program and Taking Control of Type 2
Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Program: Empower individuals with diabetes or those at risk of diabetes to develop the habit of exercise, reduce the incidence of diabetes, through exercise and education that supports healthy eating, promote healthy lifestyle changes for the entire family.