Healthy Archuleta is hosting a Participatory Voting May 22-25. Voters will decide which areas Healthy Archuleta will put at the forefront of its work over the next two years. Healthy Archuleta dba FSFE - Food Coalition conducts assessments, secures resources, and supports community initiatives relating to food and nutrition that can advance the health of our community. We are asking that you look over the various focus areas and tell us what matters most to you. In order to participate: 1. Please complete the voter REGISTRATION FORM 2. Please watch the VIDEOS for each program area (below)
3. Please look for an email on May 22nd with your username and password for the voting platform
4. FINALLY— Cast your vote between May 22nd - May 25th!
For questions please contact us at email@example.com or 401-371-3227. Free Food Mobile Market This proposal aims to implement a free food mobile access service that uses two approaches to increase nutrition security for community members who are unable to visit one of the six existing food pantries. The Free Food Mobile Market will deliver food bags to designated host sites throughout the community and provide delivery service of foods directly to community members' homes if they are unable to get to a host site.
Community Food & Nutrition Education Program This proposal aims to improve levels of nutrition security through family and children’s education. The effort of this program is to build capacity in individuals and families here in Archuleta County by teaching participants how to grow food, prepare locally/regionally grown/produced foods and heritage dishes with consideration for food safety, stretch food dollars, prevent food waste, and support those interested in cottage food production.
Grow More Local Produce This proposal is aimed at supporting increased and sustained local food production in Archuleta County. This program attempts to increase the number of growers through mentorship/technical assistance and supporting more growing spaces (backyards, patios, indoor home environments as well as in more public and home ownership spaces). This program will also help support more local farms to both increase production and extend the growing season.
Nutrition Security Health Navigator Program This proposal aims to increase nutrition security in Archuleta County through community-based programs, as well as providing nutrition and food navigation between medical providers and their patients. This proposal would connect patients with tele-health dietetic counseling services, resources to improve food/nutrition security, health education and other related community-based programs.
Design of Local Food Hub This proposal is aimed at designing a community Food Hub which can support resilience and sustainability of food production in Archuleta County. A Food Hub is a space that supports local foods and community. This proposal would involve conducting a participatory design process that would engage the community in identifying the elements of the space (commercial kitchen, teaching space, food distribution center, others?) and designing something that would benefit the community.