Food Resilience Initiatives

The local food resilience work began with the Think Orange Campaign to end hunger. Under the umbrella of this project, the city put forth several initiatives to address food insecurity.

Campaign Overview

The Think Orange campaign originally encompassed nine major initiatives in conjunction with a number of community partners: 

  1. Expand participation in summer feeding programs.
  2. Explore starting a hot meals after-school program for children.
  3. Add a mid-week farmers market and promote use of SNAP cards at farmers markets.
  4. Expand participation in SNAP program
  5. Provide fresh food to H.O.P.E. recipients.
  6. Mayor's "lunch & learn" roundtable with Winston-Salem corporate leadership.
  7. Hold a childhood hunger summit to discuss a coordinated city- and county-wide effort to address the issue of childhood hunger in our community.
  8. Raise community awareness of hunger and food insecurity.

The Think Orange program continues to work on and grow objectives 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8.

Ongoing Think Orange Food Projects

Think Orange LogoThink Orange is Winston-Salem’s community campaign to fight hunger

Why Orange?

Orange is the color for Hunger Action Month during September, and by extension, has become the symbolic color in the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Incorporating this eye-catching color into the name of the city’s campaign will further the goal of raising awareness of this issue within our community.