Great Northern’s 2013 Community Food Security Assessment Report is now available online!
A printed copy will also be available at each of the Family and Community Resource Centers.
The yearlong study, funded in part by a grant from the USDA, included a county-wide survey with over 800 respondents and community conversations about issues related to food acquisition in the various regions around the county.
“The goal of this report is to share information that will inspire individuals, agencies, community service groups and organization to continue to grow our food network and improve the quality of life of our Siskiyou County residents,” says Executive Director, Bonnie Kubowitz.
Great Northern has been advocating to provide food for residents in need for over 23 years through its USDA commodities distribution program and work with local food pantries, soup kitchen and churches.
“We would like to thank everyone who worked to insure that this project took a genuine, in depth look at current Siskiyou County food security issues,” said project manager, Renee Casterline. “We especially thank First 5 Siskiyou and the many volunteers and staff at the Family Resource Centers and McCloud Healthcare clinic who helped with survey distribution and time intensive data entry.”
For more information about Great Northern’s Community Food Program, contact Heather Solus at 938-4115 ext 128.