United Way is working to bring an end to inequity in Olmsted County: This requires taking a long-view, and working to ensure that families are stable and children grow up in healthy environments that promote success. Those families can break cycles of poverty, strengthen across generations, and make a better community for us all. Without stable, reliable access to nutritious food, no family can progress. No child can succeed. No community can thrive. United Way recognizes the need for stable, equitable access to nutritious food, and supports programs that provide the foundation of our community's food supports, and help make food access equitable.
These papers are meant to explore some best practices, commonalities, and models of food access from around in the country. Each paper tries to answer three basic questions: what is it? why is it important? what are some successful models?
Food Security Overview
Food Banks and Food Shelves
Disrupting Food Deserts and Food Swamps
Culturally-Responsive Food Strategies