NCAH: Addressing Food Insecurity in NC

About Us

The North Carolina Alliance for Health (NCAH) is an independent, statewide, nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations. We convene, mobilize, support, and empower partners to advance equitable policies that reduce health disparities, prevent chronic disease, and promote health.

Our successes include:

  • Nearly $100 million in state funding to support healthy food access programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including funding for school nutrition programs and food banks
  • Funding to eliminate the reduced-price lunch copay in North Carolina
  • Creation of and $750,000 in funding for the Healthy Food Small Retailer Program
  • Working to reduce the number of prohibitions on SNAP waivers for which the state is permitted to apply
  • Improved statewide standards addressing nutrition in early care and education settings
  • Convening the North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Task Force, which proposed 8 policy recommendations for addressing healthy food access in North Carolina
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Healthy Food Access Committee

NCAH’s policy priorities set a framework for creating a healthier and more equitable North Carolina. NCAH engages in participatory policy setting to develop the healthy food access policy agenda each year, gathering policy recommendations from across the state, which are approved by the Healthy Food Access Committee.

Committee meetings are open to anyone with an interest in NCAH’s mission. Our next Healthy Food Access Committee meeting is Monday, October 19, from 1pm to 3pm via Zoom.

We also welcome you to engage with us on social media or sign up for our listserv!

Become a Member

While committee meetings are open to anyone, only members may vote on the final policy agenda. Members also receive additional benefits, including early access to the Voices of Hunger in North Carolina podcast, legislative updates, networking opportunities, and more.

We ask for a moderate membership contribution, which enables us to strengthen our policy efforts. Dues are paid on an annual basis and can be paid online or by mail.

NCAH does not wish to exclude any organization or individual from participating in our coalition based on financial hardship. Any organization or individual that finds it difficult to pay the proposed dues amount in full may contact Programs Manager Marianne Hedrick Weant.

Become a Member