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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

AHA in the News: Food Policy Council

Midtown Raleigh News--food policy council articleThe North Raleigh News and Midtown Raleigh News covered the story of the Local Food Policy Task Force’s outreach last week in this article.

AHA Director Sara Merz, AHA Board Member Erin White of Community Food Lab, and Anya Gordon of Irregardless Cafe presented  the concept of the Food Policy Council and a Resolution to the Raleigh City Council last week and will likely return again in a few weeks after Council discusses with staff. Task Force members also will present to the Wake County Public Health Committee and Human Services Board in July.

Task Force Representation

A number of organizations have been involved in this important work; below is a list of Task Force organizational members from 2012-2014.

Advocates for Health in Action
Alliance Medical Ministry
American Heart Association
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
City of Raleigh Community Development
Community Food Lab
East CAC
Freelance Community/Coalition Builder
Irregardless Café
Raleigh City Farm
Petesch Law
Raleigh Office of Sustainability
Wake County Community Services Department
Wake County Extension
Youth Empowered Solutions

 Others Engaged in Food Policy Discussions

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
City of Raleigh Community Development
City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department
East Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council Co-chair
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Green Planet Catering/Market Restaurant
Habitat Wake
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
NC Alliance of YMCAs
NC Division of Public Health
NC State University
NCCE Service
Private/Wake SWCD
Saint Augustine’s University
SAS Culinary Farm
Ship Outreach (Ship of Zion Church)
Sixth Sun
South East Raleigh Assembly
The Produce Box
Toxic Free NC
UNC School of Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Wake County Human Services
Wake/Durham NRCS
Well-Fed Garden


Learn more about this effort from AHA’s recent article.

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