The Raleigh Food Corridor Leadership Council is comprised of organizations located along the Corridor or nearby who are committed to the Raleigh community and food system. The Leadership Council meets regularly to share updates, resources, and collaboratively contribute to next steps for the Raleigh Food Corridor.
Advocates for Health in Action
Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County. AHA is a diverse group of more than 75 organizations and interested individuals working to create a healthier Wake County by shaping policies, systems, and environments to increase access to healthy food and physical activity.
Alliance Medical Ministry
Alliance Medical Ministry is a faith-led medical ministry serving working uninsured adults in Wake County in need of affordable, quality healthcare. They offer comprehensive primary medical care, select specialty care and screenings, on-site lab work, access to affordable prescription medications for qualifying patients, mental health services, a Wellness Program, and community garden.
Alliance Medical Ministry is one of the Nutrition Hub Pilot Project sites.
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) envisions a future of vibrant farms, resilient ecosystems, strong communities, healthy people, and thriving local economies.
CEFS is one of the nation’s most important centers for research, extension, and education in sustainable agriculture and community-based food systems. It is recognized as a national and international leader in the local foods movement, and celebrated for its work in building consensus around policies, programs, and actions that facilitate a vibrant local food economy. CEFS was born from the shared conviction that a land-grant-university-based research, education, and extension program focused on organic and sustainable agriculture could have a significant and essential impact in North Carolina.
Community Food Lab
Launched by Erin White in 2013, Community Food Lab uses the creative, hybrid setting of a design lab to connect food system needs with socially-oriented design methods. Their business is to provide clients with new value by engaging the food system. Their social mission is to increase participation in local food systems.
Community Food Lab believes that healthy communities need healthy food systems, and designers have an important role to play in developing both. They treat the entire food system as an opportunity for design thinking to identify new and unseen value for the health, economy, and sustainability of communities, businesses, and organizations. They also recognize the significant threats facing our global and local food systems, the awesome complexity of these problems, and the urgent need to create change now.
The Exploris School
Exploris School is a K-12 public charter school that engages students in a rigorous, relevant, relationship-based education. This is done through experiential, project-based learning that empowers students to build a connected, just, and sustainable world. Interdisciplinary inquiry-based theme projects that focus on compelling and current issues like sustainable living, peace and conflict, world health, and human rights bring authenticity to the students’ work. Authentic material and human resources replace textbooks as the primary learning tools. Learning becomes active and student-centered.
Additionally, Exploris students become familiar with the vast resources of Raleigh and its surrounding communities, including museums, state government, universities, the performing arts, and local businesses. Community partnerships and culminating theme projects are central to Exploris’ student-centered globally focused curriculum.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is an innovative hunger-relief organization serving seven counties in and around the Triangle. IFFS believes hunger IS fixable if the community works together to do two things: create sources of healthy food in every low-income neighborhood and grow opportunities for people to provide for themselves by learning job skills or growing their own food. Through BackPack Buddies, nutrition education, mobile markets, culinary job training, and urban agriculture training, IFFS goes directly to people in need and create what works to empower them.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is one of the Nutrition Hub Pilot Project sites.
Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation is focused on engaging and connecting emerging leaders and community-based organizations who seek to work on issues that impact the future of our community — poverty, food justice, hunger, and public education. The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation also facilitates volunteering efforts and supports an annual fellowship program to advance progress and impact in North Carolina.
As the Community Action Agency of Wake County, Passage Home strives to break the cycle of poverty for Wake County communities. Passage Home offers a wide variety of programming related to youth development, family self-sufficiency, economic development, affordable housing, faith, partnerships and more, connecting families and neighborhoods to resources and opportunities.
Passage Home is one of the Nutrition Hub Pilot Project sites.
Shaw University exists to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders.