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Photo: Apples and Equity (2020)

By Jennifer Bedrosian

The Piedmont Triad Regional Food Council began 2020 engaged in the process of conducting a regional food assessment for the twelve counties of the Piedmont Triad with equity as a central component. On March 19, 2020, North Carolina instituted its first statewide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In-person outreach was cancelled, and we pivoted to online surveying and community engagement. In early fall, we were able to safely attend outdoor farmers markets and grocery stores to conduct additional survey outreach. As an incentive for survey participation, we offered apples sourced from local farms and a sticker designed in collaboration with the council marketing workgroup that says, “I Care About Food Equity in the Triad.”By downloading this image, you agree to use the photo within the context that it was taken. You also agree to never use it for commercial purposes. The image always belongs to the original photographer and should be attributed to the photographer and Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Networks Photo Contest. Image credit: Jennifer Bedrosian; CLF Food Policy Networks Photo Contest, 2020