The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the inequities of our current food system. Returning to the lands, not just by physical proximity, but through a more intertwined relationship between land and community, is a form of resistance and resilience. This can … Read more
Integrating Food Access & Affordable Housing is a resource guide for food access programming in affordable housing communities. It includes best practices and existing models for gardens, edible landscaping, cooking and nutrition education, and low-cost farm shares. It also offers recommendations … Read more
The Family Garden Demonstration Project Evaluation is an assessment of the fall demonstration garden project which highlights the strengths, challenges, best practices and potential future directions of the project.
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
Assessing Impact: A Toolkit for Outcome Measurement in Community Food Security Programs is a resource for program and administrative staff at anti-hunger and community food security organizations who want to better understand program impacts and improve community food security. This … Read more
Co-op Grocery Stores: More than Food |Building a Self- Determined Food Community in Detroit’s North End detailed the necessity of community owned business as an alternative to Detroit’s gentrification and current land grabs. The report also focused on the historical role … Read more
A Portrait of Self Determination: the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network’s Efforts to Start a Food Cooperative in the city of Detroit describes the emergence of community-owned food initiatives in Detroit, with a focus on stories about community organizing by … Read more
Room to Grow: A Guide to School Gardening in Illinois is a comprehensive guide for teachers that includes tools and information for planning, developing, and maintaining school gardens. It also includes garden-based curriculum that are linked to Illinois state education standards.
A Resource Guide to Food Safety Practices for Small Growers was developed for the Farmers for Chicago initiative members. The guide introduces the importance of food safety practices for urban farmers, offers farmers a step-by-step process of implementing food safety … Read more
Farmers’ Markets Fighting Hunger: Lessons from the Farmers’ Market and Community Food Consignment Program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona discusses the role of farmers’ markets in food bank programming and anti-hunger work. The report gives special attention … Read more
The Cultivate Idaho Community Food System and Food Security Training is a comprehensive training providing a forum for information sharing, facilitated discussion and community asset mapping to communities participating in the Cultivate Idaho Initiative. The toolkit includes a facilitator guide … Read more
A Menu for Food Justice assesses the food desert status of over 20 neighborhoods and towns in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The report offers potential strategies for communities to consider in order to improve local access to healthy foods.
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