Welcome to Capital Area Food Network

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We are the Capital Area Food Network, a community of Wake County citizens working together to support, sustain, and improve our local food system. We are not alone but an example of many similar groups developing in North Carolina and around the nation. We love food!

CAFN was developed out of the effort of the Raleigh Wake Food Policy Council Taskforce in the Fall of 2013, in an effort to fill prevalent gaps in our local food system – like a puzzle with pieces missing. CAFN is the culmination of an effort to form a diverse community network that could address these gaps and connect members from every link in Wake County’s food system. Through grassroots efforts, we became an official nonprofit organization in 2015.

Who We Are

Despite their diverse backgrounds, CAFN members share one common goal: Support our local Wake County food system. Our membership includes passionate Wake County citizens who are involved in all aspects of our food system – farmers, entrepreneurs, scientists, nonprofit professionals, and educators, just to name a few. CAFN is a unified group representing our Wake County food community.

Join Us!

We’re always looking for motivated individuals to join the CAFN family. If you are interested in enlisting members and connecting the dots in Wake County’s food chain, please fill out an application. To learn more about how our community is driving food culture throughout the area, and get involved, visit our Circle page to see which speaks to your skills and interests. Or join our mailing list for more news from us.