Access to Healthy Food for Underserved Populations


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  • The Community Food Security Coalition provides technical assistance services to support a wide variety of projects and initiatives, through trainings and workshops, practical publications, mentoring, and other individualized assistance.The Communities Putting Prevention to Work program is focused on preventing chronic disease by producing sustainable, positive and improved health outcomes through the implementation of programmatic efforts through policy, systems, and environmental level change.
  • Increasing access to healthier foods by improving ability to use nutrition benefits/SNAP/WIC at local markets
  • Access to Healthy Food for Underserved Populations

    1. 1. Increasing Access to Healthy Food for Low Income Populations Food Justice: honoring our roots, growing the movement Community Food Security Coalition November 4 - 8, 2011
    2. 2. presentersLaila GoldbergSenior AssociateThe Food TrustAllison HageyProgram AssociatePolicy LinkSara PadillaCommunities Putting Prevention to Work Program ManagerCommunity Food Security CoalitionAutumn Saxton-RossProgram SpecialistWashington DC Department of Health
    3. 3. strategiesfarmers markets• support local growers • intermediate strategy• increase access to f&v • community building desirednew supermarket• lack of competition • longer term strategy• increase access to all foods • community reinvestment
    4. 4. strategieshealthy corner stores• need immediate results• intermediate, supplemental strategy• heavy reliance on corner stores• improve access healthy foods for kidsurban agriculture• open space and resources avail• supplemental strategy• gardening skills present• community building desired
    5. 5. barriersfarmers markets• inconvenience • seasonality• price/ perception • needs subsidiesnew supermarket• land assembly • capital intensive• need long lead time • finding chain or skilled operator
    6. 6. barriershealthy corner stores• skilled owner • low profit margins/ perishability• capital • product deliveryurban agriculture• seasonality • land tenure and access• labor intensive • skills and cultural barriers
    7. 7. resource by impactImpact onf&v consumption High Farmers Market Supermarket Moderate Healthy Corner Stores Low Urban Garden Low Moderate High Resources
    8. 8. other benefitsFarmers Markets• Sense of Place • Supports Local Growers• Builds sense of community • Ag and Nutrition EducationNew Supermarket• Anchor Local Business • Raises real estate values• Source of Jobs • EquityHealthy Corner Stores• Reinvestment in Community • Business Skill Building• Public Safety • Nutrition EducationUrban Gardens• Builds social capital • Revitalizes neighborhoods• Recreation • Nutrition and environ. education
    9. 9. potential resourcesFarmers Markets• USDA Farmers Mkt Promotion Program and Community Food Projects• Local Business and Community Foundations• Vendor FeesNew Supermarket• New Market Tax Credits • Private Capital• Economic Development Incentives • FFFIHealthy Corner Stores• Economic Development Funds• Private Capital • Health-related foundation grantsUrban Agriculture• Local Business and Community Foundations• Community Development Block Grants• USDA Community Food Projects• Donated Labor and Business Donations
    10. 10. for more informationCommunity Food Security Coalition3830 SE Division St.Portland, OR Padilla