This report was produced by ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) with CEFS (Center for Environmental Farming Systems) and CFSA (Carolina Farm Stewardship Association) to inform the food systems development work of the CONNECT Our Future project in Charlotte, North Carolina, and 14 surrounding counties: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties in North Carolina, and Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties in South Carolina. (These counties will be referred to throughout this report as the "CONNECT Our Future project region" or "project region.") This report documents current food and farm conditions, raises awareness of local food system opportunities emerging in the project region, and contributes to the CONNECT Our Future goal to develop a blueprint for regionally directed economic growth. The Food Systems Assessment Report summarizes major findings from the assessment research and discusses key opportunities and actions for the region based on these findings. The research conducted for this report included a thorough inventory of existing food production and consumption data by county, as well as investigations into regional food system assets including infrastructure, markets, accessibility, and the food waste stream. The Food Systems Assessment Report also identifies the significant data indicators for local food systems throughout the CONNECT Our Future project region and can be used as a resource for the region's communities to conduct their own assessments based on community-specific needs.