Sustainable Neighbors was founded by Fayetteville resident Marsha Howe to increase local food security. Many of the foods sold in grocery stores travel long distances which compromises nutritional quality. Howe created the organization to train people in home gardening and soil enrichment. Their goal is to give local community members the tools to grow their own food and have a healthier diet. To meet these aims, Sustainable Neighbors has partnered with several other organizations.