Skagit Food for Skagit People

Program Contact: Diane Smith, Faculty, Food Access Specialist
(360) 428-4270 ext. 235 • diane.smith@wsu.edu

Green beans 'Blue Lake' Photo by Jason Miller
Green beans ‘Blue Lake’
Photo by Jason Miller

WSU Extension in partnership with Community Action of Skagit County has received a grant from the USDA for the project “Skagit Food for Skagit People” project. The year-long grant activities will focus on how to improve access to nutritious food for low income shoppers.

Skagit Food for Skagit People will build a common understanding of food access concerns by collecting and compiling existing data; summarizing results of low-income listening sessions; and convening two facilitated stakeholder all day work meetings. With the voice of low-income individuals and a wider coalition of stakeholders, the stage will be set for developing a comprehensive response to food access and food insecurity in the Skagit County.

The goal is to describe the landscape of the Skagit Food System and promote a comprehensive response to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues. A report will be developed to serve as a guiding document for community as we work together to improve access to food.

 

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2014-33800-22341

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