Odysseus is a non-profit organization that works with other organizations to implement rapid and recognizable change in our communities. Our mission consists of creating innovative approaches to societal issues to impact long-term systemic change. We work to build capacity for existing organizations, and to directly impact society through important projects with strong results and tangible outcomes. In North Carolina, Odysseus is working to assist 2,500 food system stakeholders (including farmers, distributors, retailers, institutions and consumers) in rethinking farming, transportation, processing, distribution and procurement solutions that will increase agricultural profitability, reduce environmental impact, build local economies and improve community health. Odysseus will assist in analyzing, building, managing, and transitioning a long-term food system solution for North Carolina that will have a rolling effect across America.