Food security is defined as the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The following questionnaires are about the food eaten in your community, local food markets, and school food programs. Please complete the Food Security Assessment – Community if you work in the non-profit sector or are a professional in the food service, community health or food bank community. If you are a small scale farmer or producer, please complete the Food Security Assessment – Farmer. Email completed surveys to the email listed below.
This miniwebinar provides a review of the planning trends that occur within the development of growth policies, including building resiliency, leveraging resources, incorporating systems thinking, and promoting equity.
Within Opportunity Link’s operating region of eleven counties, three reservations, there are eight USDA certified food deserts. Here is a list of all the SNAP and/or WIC retailers within those eight counties with food deserts: SNAP/WIC Retailers. If you see anything that needs to be changed/updated, please contact Rosie Goldich at (406) 265 – 3699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This miniwebinar provides information on the best methods for conducting outreach, collecting community input, and composing growth policies. It also identifies methods of creating growth policies that should be avoided.
Guest speakers, David Jaber from the Oyate Omniciye regional sustainability planning effort of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Pine Ridge Reservation) and Carrie Runser-Turner from the GroWNC regional planning project in Western North Carolina, provide examples of how their tribal and rural communities were able to advance their priorities through local, regional planning efforts. In addition, Jennie Rodgers, communications specialist with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, discusses how our local communities can ensure that their priorities are incorporated into the regional plan for Northcentral MT.