How can YOU help to improve Community Food Security? : How can YOU help to improve Community Food Security? By: Mallory McCarthy Slide 2: To increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.
-Food and Nutrition Service Mission Slide 3: Better Ways to Eat… Eat locally or regionally grown foods Shop at Farmers’ Markets
Get to know the farmers as well as support local farmers Slide 4: Encourage local stores or restaurants to buy from local farmers
Also, encourage them to give left over food to food banks or homeless kitchens Slide 5: GROW! Start a home garden or help others learn how to garden
Participate in a community garden
Volunteer at a local farm or garden Slide 6: HELP OTHERS Grow fresh produce for donations
Donate food cans
Work with local schools to improve meal programs and help them learn about healthier and affordable food options Slide 7: VOLUNTEER Interfaith Food Shuttle
Neighbor to Neighbor
School Lunch Programs
Soup Kitchens Slide 9: EDUCATE Join an organization working on community food security
Learn about different programs
Tell your friends and family about current issues and encourage them to help
Work with others to develop a program to help food insecure communities Slide 10: Resource List USDA, . The National Nutrition Safety Net. USDA, Aug. 2003. <http://www.ait.org.tw/infousa/enus/government/social/docs/nutrition.pdf>.
2. Community Food Security Coalition. Community Food Security Coalition, 2 Dec. 2010. http://www.foodsecurity.org/index.html