Assessing the Need and Interest for a Mobile Food Pantry
The purpose of this needs assessment was to determine whether key stakeholders should create a mobile food pantry that would provide the West Bloomington community (known food desert) a way to access healthy foods and learn how to make quick healthy meals. Key questions answered through this assessment included: Is a mobile food pantry needed? If it is needed, how will it be utilized, how often will it be offered, and what are the items that are needed by the residents. To answer these key questions, interviews were conducted with community residents and local organization representatives currently engaged in food access/relief efforts. In addition, researchers surveyed local residents who would potentially utilize the mobile food pantry.
Tisch, Alexandra; Pelletier, Peyton; Myhre, Allison; and Hogan, Thomas, "Assessing the Need and Interest for a Mobile Food Pantry" (2018). University Research Symposium. 147.