October 4: 2023 Community FEaST

2023 Community FEaST
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Sanford Mall, Appalachian State University

BOONE, N.C. — AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative, invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to join them around the table to enjoy free food, live music, and conversations about the importance of a resilient, equitable food system during the 2023 Community FEaST (Food Engagement and Story Telling). The event, which is in its seventh year, will take place on Sanford Mall on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. For a disability accommodation, visit odr.appstate.edu. To minimize waste, attendees are asked to bring their own plates, utensils, and water bottles. The Office of Sustainability invites attendees to visit their table at Community FEaST for a free, reusable utensil and bandana bundle. Quantities are limited, so stop by early.

Organizers are looking for organizations and individuals to help with Community FEaST. If you would like to help, please submit this form.

Additionally, App State is participating in the North Carolina Campus Engagement Hunger Challenge with the opportunity to win money for our food security efforts on campus. Attendees can help by bringing non-perishable goods to this year's FEaST to benefit the Office of Sustainability's Mountaineer Food Hub & Free Store and Campus Food Pantry Network.

The 2023 Community FEaST is sponsored by the following organizations:

For more information, visit rieee.appstate.edu/news/community-feast. Questions can be directed to Carla Ramsdell, Practitioner-in-Residence in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Sustainability Liaison for the College of Arts and Sciences, at ramsdellcs@appstate.edu.


About AppalFRESH
Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health Collaborative (AppalFRESH) is a new, but 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. Learn more at https://rieee.appstate.edu/AppalFRESH_Collaborative.

About Sustainability at Appalachian
Appalachian State University’s leadership in sustainability is known nationally. The university’s holistic, three-branched approach considers sustainability economically, environmentally and equitably in relationship to the planet’s co-inhabitants. The university is an active steward of the state’s interconnected financial, cultural and natural resources and challenges students and others think critically and creatively about sustainability and what it means from the smallest individual action to the most broad-based applications. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs that focus on sustainability. In addition, 100 percent of Appalachian’s academic departments offer at least one sustainability course or course that includes sustainability, and all students graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome. Learn more at https://appstate.edu/sustainability.

The Community FEaST (Food Engagement and Story Telling)
Published: Sep 12, 2023 8:00am