Voices into Action uses research and community partnerships to encourage and support projects and activities that impact food access and places to be active. We currently work in Lee and Harnett Counties and Southeast Raleigh.
We listen to community voices through Community Food Assessments, which includes research and workshops that will map local food resources and help us better understand community priorities regarding food access.
Mini-Grant Funds are available for community projects that have proven a commitment to the goals of VIA and come to the table with a sustainable plan.
Community partners and leaders serve on the Community-Based Action Group for Lee, Harnett, or Wake County. These members know and understand the resources in their community. Each group helps determine priorities for action and have a say in how mini-grant funds are distributed.
Voices into Action also conducts research with mothers and grandmothers in each community. We are interested in learning about how families shop for, prepare, and eat food. Our research, along with the Community Food Assessments, helps inform the mini-grant projects and will be made available to the community.