Listening tour books stop in Knightdale

From staff reportsNovember 15, 2013 

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    The Listening Tour will stop at Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.

— Eastern Wake County will have its first visit of the Listening Tour next week at Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale to give residents a forum to voice concerns and get information about changing government policies and procedures.

The Listening Tour began in Raleigh as a way to talk to residents about human services in the county, like food assistance programs. The tour is also meant to help residents navigate recent changes in federal programs, like Medicare and energy assistance.

It also allows residents to ask for help navigating the new NC FAST program, which is a new way for the county to distribute food and nutrition benefits. The tour will address the Human Capital Development iniative that is supposed to help low-income residents build career skills and set and achieve goals.

At its first stop in October, residents expressed concern over some services and needs for assistance, Wake County Board of Commissioners chair Joe Bryan said in a statement.

The tour is expected to continue with one stop per month and locations will be announced as they are scheduled.

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