What We Do
Feast Down East is a nonprofit organization working to grow the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina. Our mission is to strengthen the farming communities in and around the Southeastern North Carolina area by providing resources, education, and distribution opportunities to farmers while addressing equitable food access in communities with the greatest need. Our programs include distribution and farmer support at the Feast Down East Food Hub, a mobile farmers' market called the Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market, and Farmers Fighting Hunger, which assists with food relief. FDE envisions a world where sustainable, healthy farms can be passed on to generations to come, and where all have access to affordable, fresh, local, nutritious food.
- More than 2,000 people visited the Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market in 2021.
- The Feast Down East Food Hub bought and helped sell products from 25 local farmers in 2021.
- The Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market accepts SNAP/EBT with a dollar for dollar match, courtesy of Fresh Bucks. In 2021, 38% of our customers used EBT.
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