The Food Access and Pantry Services Survey

The Food Access and Pantry Services survey was initiated by Food for People, Humboldt County's Food Bank to evaluate the services at its various pantry sites, assess the food security status of clients and additional needs.  Food for People also included other questions regarding health care and other social service needs at the request of other community organizations.

The Community Benefits Department of St. Joseph Health System – Humboldt County generously provided funding for the survey administration and analysis. The Community Benefits Department of St. Joseph Health System – Humboldt County sponsors, develops, manages and sustains healthy community initiatives for the vulnerable populations of Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services generously provided funding for the analysis. The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services aims to reduce poverty and connect people and communities to opportunities for health and wellness. The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University (CCRP) consulted on its administration and performed survey analysis and summary results. CCRP’s mission is to conduct research that informs policy, builds community and promotes the health and well-being of rural people and environments.

by Danielle Stubblefield, MS and Alissa Leigh

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