Participation in any action group is open. Group representatives sit on the Steering Committee. Please contact the Chair of a committee to learn more.

The Information Station, 

is a mobile resource hub staffed by trained volunteers. They offer contact information on community resources and assistance enrolling in benefit programs such as SNAP (food stamps), to people attending food pantries, community health fairs and events.  Access to more resources improves access to food.  Contact Jacquelyn Blackwell,  (984) 364-9662


Policy Advocacy, is an important part of the work of EHD because the vast majority of the food for low income populations comes through federal government programs.

In 2018 we are coordinating a sign-on campaign, locally and stateside with the Durham Farm Food Network, to Protect SNAP (food stamps).

We are providing the impetus for a staffed office in local government for a Food Security Coordinator.

Finally, we are focusing on seniors with an effort to implement a demonstration project to improve the streamline and simplify the process of applying for SNAP benefits.

Contact Betsy Crites, (919) 381.5969


Seniors:  With the Partnership for Seniors and Durham Congregations in Action, we have organized a Committee on Senior Food and Nutrition with the following sub-committees;

  • Outreach and Access:  We reach out to seniors in low-income housing to engage with them in finding solutions.
  • Ecosystem data and mapping:  Research the ecosystem of food and nutrition for seniors in Durham
  • Policy for seniors:  Engages in policy initiatives that can help seniors in Durham and beyond.

Contact Betsy Crites, (919) 381.5969


Food Forums

We organize open community forums to disseminate information and encourage networking. We have had programs on food waste, senior food insecurity, pantries, summer meals and more. Sign up to receive notices about these forums at

Contact Kia Campbell,, (919) 323-2416