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Increasing Access to Healthy    Food for Low Income         Populations                 Food Justice:   honoring our roots...
presentersLaila GoldbergSenior AssociateThe Food TrustAllison HageyProgram AssociatePolicy LinkSara PadillaCommunities Put...
strategiesfarmers markets•   support local growers          • intermediate strategy•   increase access to f&v         • co...
strategieshealthy corner stores•   need immediate results•   intermediate, supplemental strategy•   heavy reliance on corn...
barriersfarmers markets•   inconvenience         • seasonality•   price/ perception             • needs subsidiesnew super...
barriershealthy corner stores•   skilled owner              • low profit margins/ perishability•   capital                ...
resource by impactImpact onf&v consumption        High                 Farmers Market                           Supermarke...
other benefitsFarmers Markets•   Sense of Place              • Supports Local Growers•   Builds sense of community   • Ag ...
potential resourcesFarmers Markets• USDA Farmers Mkt Promotion Program and Community Food Projects• Local Business and Com...
for more informationCommunity Food Security Coalition3830 SE Division St.Portland, OR 97202503-954-2970www.foodsecurity.or...
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Access to Healthy Food for Underserved Populations

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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 97202503-954-2970www.foodsecurity.orgwww.healthycornerstores.orgwww.farmtoschool.orgwww.communityfoodconference.orgwww.cdc.gov/communitiesputtingpreventiontowork/Sara Padilla sara@foodsecurity.org

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