2014 Siskiyou County, Community Food Security Assessment Report


Great Northern received a matching grant through USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to learn more about the food insecurity issues that relate directly to the economic challenges for our rural area. Our primary focus in the Community Food Assessment was to link Siskiyou County's low income residents into local food discussions. Through facilitated community meetings and sharing information about the county's food producing abilities, restrictions and challenges we collected pieces of the food insecurity puzzle. We encouraged low income residents who face daily challenges regarding where their next meals will come from to join in the discussion to bring their voices to the table.

Provenance: Contributed to Sipnuuk Food Security Collection by Jennifer Sowerwine, Assistant Cooperative Extention Specialist at UC Berkeley, in association with her role as PI of the USDA AFRI Food Security Grant.