Success Stories

  Note: This post was originally posted on the Voices into Action website. by Annie Hardison-Moody In each of the counties where Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health Project works, organizations and county residents have talked about how important food pantries are to their communities.  Given the recent economic downturn, coupled with cuts to… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was launched at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) on February 9, 2013. The popularity of the classes has grown and attracted many women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Although the number of participants in each class varies, the interest and word… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson We all know the importance of adding activity to your day.  It could be as easy as going for a walk or playing Frisbee with your children.  I like doing 5Ks and find it motivating to sign up for races in the future and then training for them.  The registration… Read more »

by Annie Hardison-Moody Faithful Families is excited to partner with Voices into Action: The families, food and health project in Harnett, Lee and Wake counties in North Carolina.  One of the goals of the Harnett Voices into Action: Empowering and Serving Harnett County Through the Families, Food, and Health Project committee has been to bring nutrition education,… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Heidi Smith New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton, NJ invited the community to have a “hands on ” lesson on container gardening recently.  In May of 2013, we planted peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  As they grew outside in the church yard, different participants enjoyed tending to them.  We finished the… Read more »

  Guest Wirter: Melissa Buckner Over the last three years, the focus of Eat Smart Move More Colleton County (ESMMCC) in South Carolina has been the Let’s Go Healthy Community project.  “Let’s Go!” is a comprehensive, sustainable action plan to combat childhood obesity by improving the community’s access to healthy food and physical activity. The… Read more »

  Mount Peace Baptist Church in Southeast Raleigh had been on a path to wellness for several months, beginning with a small group of leaders who launched a research project to learn more about childhood obesity.  The Faithful Five, a group of women leaders, conducted a Photo Voice project to hear stories about the issue,… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Triangle Health Fair took place at the Method Road Community Park Center on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10am to 3pm. I had a booth set up to represent Faithful Families. More than 400 local residents attended the health fair to receive free medical and health services including blood… Read more »

  Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches to develop partnerships with faith communities to promote health for all members.  In addition to connecting faith communities with valuable health resources, PHW certifies congregations at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to recognize them for the work they… Read more »

  by Annie Hardison-Moody When two members of Mount Peace Baptist Church (Mount Peace) passed away from diseases related to cardiovascular issues, Pastor J. Vincent Terry knew he had to do something.  Mount Peace had been on a path to wellness for several months, beginning with a small group of leaders who launched a research project… Read more »