The Hunger Coalition, along with the help of two AmeriCorps Vistas and a diverse group of Community Food Assessment team members is conducting a local food survey.
The survey will be distributed in the mail to a random sample of Blaine County residents. The survey will touch on questions about how the community values its food, the importance of where and how our food is produced, and it will help The Hunger Coalition better understand how people cope with economic stress, and how those strategies impact their food choices within the county. Surveys will arrive in mailboxes at the end of June.
Don’t worry if you don’t receive a survey in the mail. The Hunger Coalition will be distributing surveys online, throughout neighborhoods and at community locations throughout the county this summer. Dot surveys on local food will also be set up. “These dot surveys are a fun, interactive way for the community to share their thoughts on local food,” said Emily Slike, Vista Outreach Coordinator.
“There has never been a survey like this in our area,” said Brooke McKenna, Director of Operations at The Hunger Coalition. “This survey could help provide data to develop new policy and programs regarding local food and food security,” added McKenna. “If you are one of the lucky ones to get a survey mailed to your household, please fill it out and share your opinions—this is one of those rare times where your responses will be used directly to shape the future of the food system in Blaine County,” said McKenna.
If you are interested in helping out with distributing surveys through door to door or community tables, helping conduct dot surveys, or are interested in other volunteer opportunities contact Emily at 208-721-4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.