WE MAKE IMPORTANT FOOD SYSTEMS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL OUR RESIDENTS
Ensuring food security for 100% of county residents. The 100% Community food action team identifies challenges, researches solutions and supports organizations in improving services. The long-term goal is creating a countywide system of food security programs with collaboration and coordination with all city government, county government and non-governmental organizations within the county’s borders.
The 100% Community food action team collects and analyzes data then identifies gaps in food security services. The 100% Community survey data, including informational interviews with residents of all communities within the county’s borders, reveal which populations and communities lack easy access to food security services. The survey also reveals why services may be difficult to access. Difficulties may include a lack of awareness of programs, lack of transport to programs, lack of easy-to-access hours or no easy-to-access services with supplies.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on identifying which organizations currently need capacity-building in order to meet the need. The team identifies partnerships to improve services. This can be done through a process of continuous quality improvement (the data-driven “assess-plan-act-evaluate” process).
The 100% Community food action team focuses on identifying which private sector businesses can help address food insecurity throughout the county. The team works to create partnerships between businesses and food security programs.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on identifying how to use technology, including websites and apps, to increase awareness of food insecurity, increase resources to provide food, and increase alignment of services across all cities and communities within the county’s borders. The team also works to address the digital divide to increase access for all county residents to mobile devices and the Internet through community access points.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on reaching all county residents in order to mobilize community teams to address food insecurity. The team works to engage all county residents who have free time (retirees, college students, etc.) to support food security efforts. The team also works to create opportunities for all county residents to share their ideas for problem solving.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on strengthening the capacity of all schools to increase their food security efforts with free breakfasts and lunches for students, as well as finding additional funding and staff to support supplying meals in the evening, on weekends, during school vacations and summer breaks.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on identifying which individuals and programs working with local higher education can support food security efforts. This includes identifying support for surveying, data analysis, researching solutions, and creating campus food pantries and food banks, along with engaging students and staff in food security efforts.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on identifying the capacity of city and county government to strengthen their current food security efforts and expand them to meet the need. This includes a special focus on meeting the needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents. Teams will recommend to local government the most up-to-date methods and software to accurately track program effectiveness.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on identifying which programs the federal and state government offer to support countywide food security. This process includes networking, advocating and grant writing.
The 100% Community food action team focuses on the long-term goal of creating a county-city “Department of Food” to focus on food security challenges. This includes surveying residents on their access to food security programs, their need for the programs and why they might be difficult to access. This proposed department could also support ongoing research in food security programs and support local efforts to ensure food security across the county.
To identify gaps in county services, strengthen service organizations, and create a networked countywide system of services, timely support and empowerment. Identifying solutions that meet the needs of those county residents with and without access to the web.
Food insecurity is strengthened with food pantries and food banks in all community centers, schools and campuses — with support from new public-private sector partnerships and apps to organize distribution.
The 100% Community action team on food focuses on food security. The team assesses where gaps in food security services are and works to implement solutions. Food banks at schools, colleges and other venues are explored for feasibility and innovations are developed. Private and public sector partnerships are developed between the food industry and local food banks and pantries.
FOOD@100% GUIDES THE WORK IN YOUR COUNTY
Our book explores the impact of hunger on families and how county systems of food security can be increased to ensure that no child, student or any community member experiences hunger or food insecurity. Food@100% details how leaders within a county’s borders can collaborate to ensure that a countywide system of food security is created from existing and new public and private food support and industry programs to meet the needs of all residents. This first-of-its kind book focused on harnessing the power of local champions, data and technology to make hunger history. Food@100%, built around excerpts from the groundbreaking 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving, inspires in times both calm and chaotic, through public health crises and economic disruptions.
INSIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO INNOVATE
- Continuous Quality Improvement Guides Us with Data
- Sharing the Vision to Achieve Collective Impact
- The 100% Community Survey
- Engaging with Elected Lawmakers
- 100% Community-County Program Org Chart
- 100% Community-Partnerships
- 100% Community Initiative-Logic Model
- 100% Community-Timeline
- Crisis-proof County Readiness Checklist
The 100% Community book series promotes a groundbreaking model for public-private sector partnerships to achieve measurable and meaningful results.
WE WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH ALL TEN SECTORS TO CREATE SYSTEM OF SAFETY
Each of the initiatives ten action teams coordinate their work with one another, along with representatives from state, county and city government.
How would you increase access to vital services?
We want to know your ideas no matter how big or small. We are always looking for insights and ideas no matter where they come from.
- We’re here to support every county. We look forward to connecting with you. Visit STAFF.
- To provide you with all the frameworks, insights and guidelines for setting up a local 100% Community initiative, visit 100% COMMUNITY BOOK.
- Get your copy of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment at ANNA, AGE EIGHT BOOK.
- Our leaders are working hard to solve challenges and strengthen our systems of safety, health and security. Find your local elected leaders and stakeholder at NM LEADERS.
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