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Western Region Food Action Team is an initiative to feed families in the Western Region. With the COVID 19 virus, the community has joined for an emergency food distribution initiative. Donations can be made to assist with supplies and meals for families in need.
The Western Regional Food Security Action Group (WR FSAG) is a community collaboration organized by the Western Regional Community Advocacy Committee (CAC) to ensure food sercurity for all our neighbors in the Western Region (Apex, Cary, Morrisville and the surrounding areas). For the last 3 years, this action group has operationalized the Western Regional Summer Meals Partnership (Partnership) serving more than 10,000 hot meals each summer June – August. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and schools closing, the WR FSAG mobilized the Partnership, including Wake County, WCPSS, Town, and faith leaders, over 100 volunteers and local businesses to work together toward accomplishing our goal of having no children hungry in our Region (Apex, Cary, Morrisville). The Partnership put in action an Emergency Food Distribution Initiative to serve curbside and deliver meals in our most vulnerable neighborhoods in the region.
The Western Regional Community Advocacy Committee, established in 2012, is a representative body of individuals and organizations reflecting the diversity of the western region, convened by Wake County Human Services to help fulfil its mission to facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for residents living or working in the western region (Apex, Cary and Morrisville and surrounding areas).
- The CAC advocates and address the conditions in which people live, work, and play in the western region through 3 foundational community engagement elements:
- Inform – Accountable in gathering, learning and sharing data and information
- Engage – Actively lead and convene community stakeholders in critical conversations to address concerns and priorities set by the community at large.
- Action – Advocate for resources and address conditions in our most vulnerable neighborhoods to improve the quality of life for everyone living, playing and working in the western region.
- We envision A Regional Network of Care that helps the western region (Apex, Cary, and Morrisville) be one of the healthiest places to live and all residents will have opportunities to improve their lives.
- Our Mission – Mission Statement: We collectively work to ensure that the residents of Western Wake County (Apex, Cary and Morrisville) have equal access to Health and Human Services and to engage the community, so it is evident to everyone that addressing the basic human needs of the Western region will improve the quality of life for everyone, not just the recipients of the services.
- WRCAC Action Groups – Our Action Groups mobilize community stakeholders through collective approaches to develop regional solutions that address community needs, interests, such as affordable housing and food security, to improve conditions and the quality of life for everyone.
How You Can Help
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Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children and families in need.
Become a Partner
You can make a difference today by signing up to become a partner. Partners assist with food support, educational resources, organized activities for kids, healthcare assistance and any other support to the mission.
With students at home and many businesses closed, many area families are struggling to get enough to eat. In response, the Wake County School System is working with community groups to run feeding sites thorughout the area. Read More.
Karen H. Morant, regional director of Wake County’s Western Human Services Center, said Travinia’s support has been “critical. Through our partnership with Boston Market, we are able to feed children 18 and under, but Travinia was the first to come onboard to help us feed our adults neighbors.” Read More.
WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — The First Baptist Church in Apex was planning to serve dinners to hungry children starting this summer. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the church started the program early to feed those in need. Since the middle of March, cars roll through or people walk up at 6:30 p.m. to grab dinner. When this started a few weeks ago, only 100 meals were going out. That number is skyrocketing. Read More.
Become a Volunteer or Partner
With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers and partners. Please contact us for more info.