The Blaine County Community Food Assessment has completed the initial phase of gathering data on our local food system. Learn more about their efforts at a panel discussion with community members involved in the research process. Come hear presentations about our food system at the Hailey Grange on October 17th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the data and where we go from here. Light fare and refreshments will be provided.
A core team of locals completed research focused on food security, food production, food waste recovery and consumer values surrounding food purchases this past year. Farmers and County Commissioners were interviewed, as well as individuals from waste collection and food waste recovery operations. Focus groups were also held with seniors, food insecure families and residents from Carey. A community survey was conducted, which received more than 1,100 responses and the food assessment team is working with the University of Idaho on their statewide investigation of local market opportunities for local farmers. The research paints a vivid and evidence-based picture of the elements to the local food system.
The Community Food Assessment team is excited to further collaborate with the community and talk about the ways that the data can assist with planning and projects addressing a sustainable food system. Please join in to learn more!
The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.thehungercoalition.org or call 788-0121.