Creating Thriving Rural Communities
Addressing three critical issues that plague our rural NC
communities—poverty, food insecurity, and chronic diseases.
GRRO's mission is to foster a positive impact on our community through the implementation of programs and projects that focus on four key areas. Firstly, we aim to revitalize rural communities by promoting micro-market farming and food economics, thereby creating avenues for economic development amidst persistent poverty. Secondly, we strive to provide access to fresh, healthy foods to vulnerable members of the community. Lastly, we aim to support healthcare providers in their efforts to reduce chronic diseases by promoting better access to fresh foods.
The Eva Clayton Rural Food Institute
Our mission is to foster innovation within rural ecosystems to ensure the delivery of healthy food across North Carolina's rural communities. We strive to achieve this by focusing on the entire supply chain, from farming and processing to education and consumption.
OUR PROGRAM Areas
Healthy Food Delivery
GRRO is a part of the solution to our rural communities’ issues of food insecurity by providing access to healthy nutrition.
GRRO designs and manages programs to aid the rural communities in the area, using a holistic approach to battle poverty, hunger and chronic disease.
Rural Food Institute
The Eva Clayton Rural Food Institute focuses on how we innovate the ecosystem and ensure the delivery of healthy food in our rural communities across North Carolina.
Transforming Rural Communities
We focus on three issues at the
grass-roots level: poverty and the need for income generation; food insecurity; and a high occurrence of chronic diseases in the population. GRRO is inspiring hope and transforming
408 Hamilton Street
Henderson, NC 27536