Documenting Vulnerability: Food Insecurity Among Indigenous Mexican Migrants in California’s Central Valley provides an overview of food insecurity in the Mixtec community, an indigenous Mexican group in Fresno and Medera, CA, and outlines their experience with the emergency food system, … Read more
Food Stamps and Immigrant Families: How Health Care Workers Can Improve Child Health makes the case for food stamps as a tool to improve the health of immigrant children, providing medical professionals with facts and culturally appropriate information to encourage … Read more
The Food Security for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Project provides city-level data on food insecurity among seniors and persons with disabilities living in Seattle’s subsidized housing. The report also identifies the barriers that prevent these populations from utilizing the … Read more
Exploring Farm to School: A Facilitator’s Guide to Implementation in Arizona is a tool for community members and food service directors to use as they increase the amount of local produce eaten in Arizona schools. The guide outlines opportunities, barriers, … Read more
After the Storms: Turning the Spotlight on Senior Hunger explores the unique post-hurricane barriers to food security that seniors face, and provides empirically driven estimates of the number of seniors living in poverty throughout New Orleans and the surrounding region.
Let Them Eat Carrots: Expanding Produce Access in the Greater Pittsburgh Area identifies the major barriers to access among vulnerable populations in current Farm Stand Project communities, explores the trade offs among alternative program models for improving produce access, and … Read more
Rainier Valley Food Action Project: Increasing Access to Fresh Produce explores various entrepreneurial and agricultural models that Southeast Seattle could adopt to increase community members’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Promoting Client Choice: How Food Pantries Can Most Effectively Alleviate Hunger presents the benefits of increasing client choice in the pantry distribution process. The brochure outlines eight different ways food pantries increase client choice while also eliminating food waste.
Improving Services: Suggestions for Food & Friends to Better Serve Diabetic Clients examines diabetic clients’ management of diabetes, their understanding of received services, and suggestions for service improvements. Combining data from home assessments and a focus group, background literature, and … Read more
Fighting Hunger with Policy: A Model for Establishing a Food Policy Coalition includes profiles of the Acadiana Food Policy Coalition’s ten parishes, practical notes on organizing, materials for the Acadiana Community Food Security Conference, and recommendations.
Elizabeth graduated from Emory University in 2007 with a degree in sociology and Latin American studies. On campus, Elizabeth was an active volunteer in many Atlanta charities including My House and Project Open Hand. A native of Miami and fluent in Spanish, Elizabeth has worked in Peru on maternal and … Read more
JoEllen is a 2007 graduate of Berea College, where she received a degree in sociology with an emphasis in African and African-American studies. After spending summers in Costa Rica and Macedonia working on poverty related initiatives, JoEllen started Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week on her campus. She also served as … Read more