Project

Goals and Progress

Priorities

Access and Alignment

Aspiration: A community where everyone has access to nutritious food, achieved through efficient distribution and strong partnerships across local stakeholders.

1

GOAL

Build and enhance partnerships between food providers, community organizations, local government and local businesses to create a cohesive, community-wide approach to food security.

Number of food security organizations engaged

Number of people engaged

Quantity of coalition touchpoints

Number of events hosted and participated in

2

GOAL

Develop and implement efficient food distribution systems that minimize waste and maximize reach, ensuring every resident has access to the food they need. 

Distribution Locations

People served

Pounds of food distributed

Maximum access radius

Education & Empowerment

Aspiration: A community where it’s easy for individuals and families to confidently access the food support they need, empowered by comprehensive education and resources.

3

GOAL

Enhance outreach and education efforts to increase awareness of available food assistance programs and resources, ensuring equitable access for all residents.

Inclusivity and Dignity

Aspiration: Every individual in our community in need of food support can access the services with dignity and respect. Through our efforts, we recognize and celebrate the diversity of cultures and needs of all to ensure no one feels marginalized.

4

GOAL

Educate advocates, volunteers, and food providers on the cultural differences and perspectives to ensure an inclusive and equitable food security ecosystem.

5

GOAL

Work to eradicate the shame, guilt and stigma surrounding food insecurity, fostering an environment of empathy, support and understanding.

Choice and Autonomy

Aspiration: Every individual in our community in need of food support can access the services with dignity and respect. Through our efforts, we recognize and celebrate the diversity of cultures and needs of all to ensure no one feels marginalized.

6

GOAL

Expand the availability and accessibility of diverse food options to ensure individuals and families facing food insecurity have greater choice and autonomy in selecting foods that align with their needs and preferences.

Vibrant Community

Aspiration: A community where there is collective ownership and mutual support, nurturing the well-being of every individual and fostering a culture of belonging.

7

GOAL

Foster both mental and physical health and well-being within the community by promoting access to nutritious food options and encouraging physical activity.

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Hometown Food Security Project
318 Main St N.
Austin, MN 55912

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