Confronting Homelessness and Food Insecurity

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In Wake County, No One Should Be Left Behind.

During my tenure as a Wake County Board Commissioner, we have:

  • Established dedicated food resources at 157 Wake County Public Schools, providing access to food for students and their families through pantries, backpack buddies and universal breakfast programs

  • Passed Wake County Food Security Plan, which will preserve farmland, provide training to young farmers to enable sales to institutional buyers such as the schools, continue to fight student hunger, and address the food desert issue countywide

  • Adopted 30 Year Affordable Housing Plan to provide funding and coordination with all municipalities to ensure housing affordability in the face of growth

  • Purchased and rehabilitated the Oak City Center on Wilmington Street, which will provide a one-stop location for delivery of services to those experiencing homelessness and resulting in better, cheaper and more immediate assistance.

  • Adopted the “Frequent Faces” data collection effort with sheriffs, hospitals and Wake County human services, to determine where services can be more effectively delivered to those who frequently receive expensive behavioral care in the ER or Jail