Initiated in 2009, the Community Food Assessment is a study of Lewiston’s food landscape focused on building a deep understanding of where food resources are, how people access them, and what barriers exist to that access.
The assessment addresses a range of issues, including:
- To what extent is household food insecurity a problem in Lewiston and who is at high risk?
- What does the food resource environment look like? Is healthy food available, accessible, and affordable? Where do people get healthy foods?
- What are the specific barriers that prevent people from accessing healthy food in Lewiston? How do people get to their food sources?
- To what extent is household food insecurity in Lewiston determined by community food resources; accessibility, availability, and affordability of healthy foods; and/or socioeconomic, demographic, and geographic characteristics?
- What resources and community factors are assets in strengthening our food system?
A detailed history of the Community Food Assessment process can be found on the History page.