Wake County Food Security Plan
In 2015, the Wake County Board of Commissioners, with guidance from the Wake County Food Security Working Group, funded the creation of a food security plan to outline recommendations on policy, partnerships, and activities to establish a pathway to comprehensive food security in Wake County. The planning process was led by Raleigh-based Community Food Lab, with significant community input and a strong commitment of time and expertise from CAFN’s Food Access Circle. “Moving Beyond Hunger: A Comprehensive Food Security Strategy and Action Plan” was launched August 2017.
CAFN has become the lead organization in tracking and implementing this plan, which has become a driving framework for action throughout CAFN. At the end of three years, in August 2020, CAFN and its partners will evaluate the work being done as a result of this plan and revise and re-issue the food security plan based on the specific needs in Wake County at that time.
Who's Hungry In Wake County?
Learn more about local food security and its Impact:
- Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap
- Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC: 2016-2017 Wake County Hunger Profile
- Feeding America: The Impact of Hunger
- Center for Social Inclusion: Building the Case for Racial Equity in the Food System
- American Psychological Association: The Effects of Hunger on Children
- John Rex Endowment: Exploring Social Determinants of Health in Wake County