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EAST BATON ROUGE
PARISH
FOOD ACCESS
POLICY
COMMISSION
Launch &
Orientation
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist
Church
February 14, 2013
Commission Mandate
#1) Problem Analysis
Examine the causes behind food deserts in East
Baton Rouge Parish.
#2) Best Practice Analysis
Determine best practices around the nation for
attracting retail and other high-quality food
providers to food desert communities.
#3) Recommend Solutions
Develop concrete policy and practice
recommendations for East Baton Rouge Parish to
address food deserts and other areas with low food
access.
Commission Members
Rev. Jesse Bilberry, Pastor, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church; Moderator, 4th District
Baptist Association
Mr. Chip Boyles, EBR Redevelopment Authority, Vice President of
Administration & Programs
Dr. Stephanie Broyles, Pennington Biomedical, Assistant Professor
Dr. Adell Brown, Jr., Southern University AgCenter, Vice Chancellor for
Research
Mr. Edgar Cage, Together Baton Rouge, Food Access Team Co-chair
Mr. Clint Caldwell, Associated Grocers, Director of Business Development
Mr. David Gray, Louisiana Budget Project, Policy Analyst
Mr. Ty Harvison, Latter & Blum, Commercial Real Estate
Mr. Ed Johnson, Wal-mart
Dr. Kenneth Koonce, LSU Dean, College of Agriculture, LSU Agricultural
Center
Mr. Mike Manning, Greater BR Food Bank, President & CEO
Mr. Jared Smith, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Director of Business
Development
General
definition
an area with inadequate access to
fresh, affordable foods needed to
maintain a healthy diet.
What is a “food
desert”?
What is a “food
desert”?
USDA
definitio
n
A low income census tract where a
substantial number or share of residents
has low access to a supermarket or large
grocery store.
“Low-income”
Census tract with at
least 20% of residents
below poverty OR
median family income
below 80% of area’s
median family income.
“Low-access”
At least 500 people or
33% of the population
resides one mile or more
from a supermarket or
large grocery store (10
miles for rural census
tracts).
USDA Data for EBR Parish
(2010)
About 75,500
EBR residents
live in food
deserts.
16,700 are
children.
39% in poverty.
USDA food
desert
census
tracts
Pennington Data for EBR Parish
(2012)
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Biomedical
As many as
103,000 EBR
residents live in
food deserts.
25,000 are
children.
Areas within 1
mile of
grocery store
Low-
income
census
tracts
A closer look …
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Biomedical
USDA Food deserts in EBR
Parish
Scotlandville
stats
South BR stats
Dixie stats
North Forest /
Red Oak stats
Glen Oaks stats
(with note)
Scotlandville
Food Desert
Glen Oaks
Food Desert
North Forest /
Red Oak Food
Desert
South Baton
Rouge Food
Desert
Dixie Food
Desert
MAYBE REMOVE THIS
SLIDE & PUT
NAMES/ARROWS on
DETAILED ONE?
Scotlandville Food Desert
Approximatel
y
- 25,900
persons
- 6,500
children
- 34%
living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Downtown/Old South Baton
Rouge
Approximately
- 15,700 persons
- 3,300 children
- 39% living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
South Baton Rouge Food
Desert
Approximately
- 20,000
persons
- 3,300
children
- 41% living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Not sure what to call this one
Approximately
- 11,900
persons
- 3,400 children
- 38% living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Glen Oaks?
Approximately
- 14,400
persons
- 4,000 children
- 22% living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
North Forest/Red Oaks Food
Desert
Approximately
- 9,000
persons
- 3,300
children
- 38% living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Coursey?
Approximately
- 6,300
persons
- 1,500
children
- 24% living in
poverty
Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
Work Plan: Schedule
Timeline Chart
Timeline: February & March 2013
Analysis of areas of low food access in East Baton Rouge Parish.
What are the causes behind food deserts in East Baton Rouge
Parish?
What are the consequences for having food deserts?
Other than food deserts, what other low-access problems are there?
Why did previous food retail outlets (e.g. Food Town, Winn Dixie,
Schwegmann's) close down?
What are the barriers to development and expansion of high-quality
food options?
Phase 1: Problem Analysis
KEY QUESTIONS
Timeline: April & May 2013
Break different strategies into categories, such as:
A) Attracting retail.
B) Addressing demand in areas.
C) Non-traditional options (food co-ops, farmer's
markets, urban agriculture, etc.)
Phase 2: Best practices
analysis
Goal: Identify, categorize and understand in
detail model approaches across the country.
Timeline: June – August 2013
Feasibility and cost assessments for various strategies.
Public engagement around possible recommendations.
Develop final report of recommendations.
Phase 3: Solutions for EBR
Parish
Timeline: Starting at launch and throughout
Conduct market analysis of all low food access areas.
Conduct “gap analysis” to determine area leakage.
Identify the areas with most market demand potential.
Identify prospects for land or land acquisition.
Work toward possible deals.
Special Team: Market opportunity
analysis
Forming Committees
Meeting Schedule

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TBR Food Access #1: What's a food desert? Where are they in Baton Rouge?

  • 1. EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH FOOD ACCESS POLICY COMMISSION Launch & Orientation Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church February 14, 2013
  • 2. Commission Mandate #1) Problem Analysis Examine the causes behind food deserts in East Baton Rouge Parish. #2) Best Practice Analysis Determine best practices around the nation for attracting retail and other high-quality food providers to food desert communities. #3) Recommend Solutions Develop concrete policy and practice recommendations for East Baton Rouge Parish to address food deserts and other areas with low food access.
  • 3. Commission Members Rev. Jesse Bilberry, Pastor, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church; Moderator, 4th District Baptist Association Mr. Chip Boyles, EBR Redevelopment Authority, Vice President of Administration & Programs Dr. Stephanie Broyles, Pennington Biomedical, Assistant Professor Dr. Adell Brown, Jr., Southern University AgCenter, Vice Chancellor for Research Mr. Edgar Cage, Together Baton Rouge, Food Access Team Co-chair Mr. Clint Caldwell, Associated Grocers, Director of Business Development Mr. David Gray, Louisiana Budget Project, Policy Analyst Mr. Ty Harvison, Latter & Blum, Commercial Real Estate Mr. Ed Johnson, Wal-mart Dr. Kenneth Koonce, LSU Dean, College of Agriculture, LSU Agricultural Center Mr. Mike Manning, Greater BR Food Bank, President & CEO Mr. Jared Smith, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Director of Business Development
  • 4. General definition an area with inadequate access to fresh, affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. What is a “food desert”?
  • 5. What is a “food desert”? USDA definitio n A low income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. “Low-income” Census tract with at least 20% of residents below poverty OR median family income below 80% of area’s median family income. “Low-access” At least 500 people or 33% of the population resides one mile or more from a supermarket or large grocery store (10 miles for rural census tracts).
  • 6. USDA Data for EBR Parish (2010) About 75,500 EBR residents live in food deserts. 16,700 are children. 39% in poverty. USDA food desert census tracts
  • 7. Pennington Data for EBR Parish (2012) Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington Biomedical As many as 103,000 EBR residents live in food deserts. 25,000 are children. Areas within 1 mile of grocery store Low- income census tracts
  • 8. A closer look … Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington Biomedical
  • 9. USDA Food deserts in EBR Parish Scotlandville stats South BR stats Dixie stats North Forest / Red Oak stats Glen Oaks stats (with note) Scotlandville Food Desert Glen Oaks Food Desert North Forest / Red Oak Food Desert South Baton Rouge Food Desert Dixie Food Desert MAYBE REMOVE THIS SLIDE & PUT NAMES/ARROWS on DETAILED ONE?
  • 10. Scotlandville Food Desert Approximatel y - 25,900 persons - 6,500 children - 34% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 11. Downtown/Old South Baton Rouge Approximately - 15,700 persons - 3,300 children - 39% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 12. South Baton Rouge Food Desert Approximately - 20,000 persons - 3,300 children - 41% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 13. Not sure what to call this one Approximately - 11,900 persons - 3,400 children - 38% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 14. Glen Oaks? Approximately - 14,400 persons - 4,000 children - 22% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 15. North Forest/Red Oaks Food Desert Approximately - 9,000 persons - 3,300 children - 38% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 16. Coursey? Approximately - 6,300 persons - 1,500 children - 24% living in poverty Katy Drazba, MPH & Stephanie Broyles, PhD; Pennington
  • 18. Timeline: February & March 2013 Analysis of areas of low food access in East Baton Rouge Parish. What are the causes behind food deserts in East Baton Rouge Parish? What are the consequences for having food deserts? Other than food deserts, what other low-access problems are there? Why did previous food retail outlets (e.g. Food Town, Winn Dixie, Schwegmann's) close down? What are the barriers to development and expansion of high-quality food options? Phase 1: Problem Analysis KEY QUESTIONS
  • 19. Timeline: April & May 2013 Break different strategies into categories, such as: A) Attracting retail. B) Addressing demand in areas. C) Non-traditional options (food co-ops, farmer's markets, urban agriculture, etc.) Phase 2: Best practices analysis Goal: Identify, categorize and understand in detail model approaches across the country.
  • 20. Timeline: June – August 2013 Feasibility and cost assessments for various strategies. Public engagement around possible recommendations. Develop final report of recommendations. Phase 3: Solutions for EBR Parish
  • 21. Timeline: Starting at launch and throughout Conduct market analysis of all low food access areas. Conduct “gap analysis” to determine area leakage. Identify the areas with most market demand potential. Identify prospects for land or land acquisition. Work toward possible deals. Special Team: Market opportunity analysis