About the Assessment
The Build This Town Campaign has received funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health to conduct a Community Food Assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to better understand community health and the food environment in Boone County. It is our hope that that the information from this process will inform projects that improve the regional food environment via increased availability, access and utilization of healthful foods. The results of this study will inform future programming at the Agriculture Park and can be used by local organizations to address food needs across the community. As the Community Food Assessment moves forward we will publish results and updates on this webpage.
The Assessment's Progress
We have completed our survey collection, small targeted focus groups, and inventory! Currently we are processing the hundreds of pages of data we've collected. The next step will be our Community Conversations, where we will present our findings back to the community and get more feedback from YOU, the community.
Core Components of the Community Food Assessment
The Community Food Assessment is being coordinated in partnership with Heather Gillich Consulting, LLC. Any questions or comments about the Community Food Assessment, can be directed here.