There are often stigma and misunderstandings surrounding food insecurity. Sharing personal experiences can humanize the realities of food insecurity and empower those that share their story. The purpose of this toolkit is to introduce practical applications for using storytelling as … Read more
Beyond the Grocery Gap: strategies to support rural and Indian Country communities through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative is an environmental scan of healthy food access projects in Indian Country and rural communities. The report offers recommendations to guide the development … Read more
Reaching Beyond Food: A toolkit for engaging in grassroots community development to strengthen community wellness is a guide outlining the process of building a collaborative community development effort from an emergency food systems perspective. It is meant to provide local leaders with … Read more
Bulk Buying Club Toolkit: A Guide to Starting a Neighborhood Bulk Buying Club provides tips and resources for groups launching bulk buying clubs in their communities. The toolkit draws from the author’s experiences with the Fiestas Grocery Buying Club, as well … Read more
Hatching a New Ecology of Food: A guide to bringing an inclusive, sustainable farming system to your community presents the Rural Enterprise Center’s approach to sustainable farming in a multimedia guide accessible for community members and leaders in southern Minnesota … Read more
The Face of Hunger in Alaska is a compilation of interviews with Alaskans who have faced or are still facing hunger. It serves as an awareness-building tool, and includes a resource guide and fact sheet to assist those in need … Read more
Closing New Mexico’s Rural Food Gap examined the scope and dynamics of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in northern New Mexico and solicited recommendations for community action.
Making Stone Soup: Community-Driven Efforts to End Hunger in Utah is an educational booklet that highlights community food security models, specifically local wellness policies and assessments, as complements to emergency food and federal food nutrition programs. This compilation of pictures, … Read more
“Kids Benefit, You Benefit” The Nebraska Child Care and Adult Food Program Outreach Initiative includes case studies and outreach tools for CACFP providers and clients in rural areas. The project also includes a radio and television public service announcement aired … Read more
Fresh for All: A Guide for Accepting Food Stamps at Farmers Markets outlines steps for vendors to set up manual voucher transactions in farmers markets.
Hidden Hunger: Recognizing Hunger and Maximizing the Food Stamp Program in Nebraska provides county level data on food insecurity and food stamp participation for all 93 counties in Nebraska and includes a county-level proclamation in support of food stamps.
Closing New Mexico’s Food Gap describes options for increasing access to affordable and nutritious foods in rural and underserved areas of New Mexico and promotes grocery stores as a means of economic development.
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