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Community FEaST

AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative organizes the annual Community FEaST (Food Engagement and Story Telling). The event welcomes students, staff, faculty and community members to enjoy a simple, local meal while engaging in conversation about sustainable food issues and stories. The goals of this event are to:

1. Build community by encouraging conversation and storytelling about the importance of sustainable food

2. Minimize waste (near-zero waste event)

3. Maximize local food sourcing

4. Provide resources for food insecure members of our community

Learn more about past year’s Community FEaST via links below:

About AppalFRESH
Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health Collaborative (AppalFRESH) is a growing group of faculty, staff and graduate students at Appalachian State University with a common interest in research, education and engagement related to socially, economically and ecologically viable food systems. AppalFRESH strives to host and promote events that lead to a better understanding of and spur conversations around food issues, conduct and support research on salient food issues, and to be of service to faculty, staff, community members and students by sharing resources, and making and maintaining connections.

Project Team Members

Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren

Vice Provost for Research and Innovation

Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk

Director of the Appalachian Impact Clinic

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Pre-Engineering Advisor, Practitioner in Residence

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