Healthy Corners Halifax County
ABC2 currently has 6 young people from the Halifax County Area who are doing research on the food deserts in their respective communities, identifying produce farmers, grocery & corner stores, possible farm stand locations, and identifying other partners to move this project forward. ABC2 will host a Community Event for young people ages (15-19) an evening of talent, inspiration, and giveaways. Also, ABC2 will host a Legislative Event on Saturday, September 12, 2015 1pm – 3pm, hopefully, at the Town Hall 109 Washington Avenue Weldon, NC.
What will ABC2 do:
Advocate for local policy, system or environmental change that support healthy food access.
Partner with appropriate community members and organizations to plan and implement the project.
Participate in local and statewide media campaign via social media to increase awareness of food insecurity and lack of access.
Host a community based/legislative event, including local and state officials, event to educate others about Food Access/Healthy Corner Stores.
Identify and engage key local/state policy makers and invite them to the event.
Potential Partners: Local Municipalities, RV-CHI, SEHC, HCPHS, Jermonicos, The Hen & The Hog Restaurant, RV Chamber, HCC, Tourism, Partners in Faith, Kapstone, and others to be identified.
Youth Team: Empress Robinson, Traveante Ruffin, Tyrone Simmons, Rekita Hill, Dawnte Newell, and Danae Ellis. Chester B. Williams, Executive Director