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

Call for Applications: Capital Area Food Network

The “Capital Area Food Network” is being developed to transform the Wake’s local food system. The task force that set the table for the work to begin is now seeking others interested in joining the network.  If you are interested, please complete the application by October 23, 2014.

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Over the past year, a task force made up of community leaders and local government staff has been laying groundwork for a food council in the Wake County area.  Task force members have:

From these experiences, the vision for a food council has come to look more like a network than an official advisory board.  According to the charter, the envisioned network will:

  • Compile existing food system assessments and advise on new assessments, educate the community, convene stakeholders, develop strategies, and make policy recommendations that will encourage the growth of a robust community food system and a healthier population.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to government and community organizations and institutions on issues related to the Raleigh Wake community food system.
  • Facilitate communication between sometimes disparate community groups, committees, commissions, and other boards whose work supports a thriving local food and farm economy, access to healthy food, food-related economic development, strong communities, sustainable ecosystems, and healthy people.

People who work or live in Wake County and are interested in community-based food systems are invited to help develop this emerging network. Leadership positions in this network will be filled in upcoming months.  Applications to join the network will be accepted on a rolling basis; the first round of applications is due October 23, 2014.


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