Food Assessments

 

 

 

How-To

Cohen, Barbara. 2002. Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit. Report prepared by IQ Solutions for the Economic Research Service Food Assistance and Nutrition Program

Pothukuchi, Kameshwari. “Community Food Assessment: A First Step in Planning for Community Food Security.” Special Issue: Planning for Community Food Systems. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Summer 2004. 23 4-

Siedenburg, Kai and Kami Pothukuchi. Eds. 2002. “What’s Cooking in Your Food System? A Guide to Community Food Assessment.” Venice, CA: Community Food Security Coalition. http://www.foodsecurity.org/pubs.html#booksRecommended

 

Assessment Examples

Community Food Security Coalition
http://www.foodsecurity.org/cfa_outsideca.html

  • Links to Assessments
  • Links to Resources for Doing Assessments

Detroit

  • Pothukuchi, Kami. 2003. The Detroit Food System: A Handbook for Community Planners. Detroit: Wayne State University.
  • Pothukuchi, Kami and Joan Bickes. 2001. Hortaliza! Youth Nutrition Garden Demonstration Project in Southwest Detroit: A Report on Benefits, Potential and Challenges. Detroit: Wayne State University.

Hartford

Los Angeles

  • Ashman, Linda. 1993. Seeds of Change: Strategies for Food Security for the Inner City. Venice: UCLA Urban Planning Department.

Madison, Wisconsin

  • Stevens, Mark R. and Samina Raja. 2001. “What’s Eating You About What You Eat? A Survey of Madison Residents’ Likes and Concerns.” For the Madison Food System Project. Madison Food System Project Working Paper Series MFSP-WPS-05

Milwaukee

  • Varela, Olmedo. 1996. “Socio-spatial Relationships and Food Programs in Milwaukee’s Food System.” Milwaukee: Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.
  • Johnson, Karl, Stephen Percy, and Edward Wagner. 1996. Comparative Study of Food Pricing and Availability in Milwaukee. Report Prepared for the Food System Assessment Project. The Hunger Task Force. Milwaukee: Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
  • Varela, Olmedo, Karl Johnson, and Stephen Percy. 1998. Food Insecurity in Milwaukee: A Qualitative Study of Food Pantry and Meal Program Users. Report Prepared for the Food System Assessment Project. The Hunger Task Force. Milwaukee: Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

New York City

Local Food Guides

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. 2001. Portland’s Bounty: A Guide to Eating Locally and Seasonally in the Greater Portland and Vancouver Areas. 2nd Edition. Portland, OR: Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns.