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Action Steps

Action Steps: Food Security

  • Access and improve measures highlighted on the Healthy Food Access Portal
  • Improve results from the Food insecurity survey by USDA
  • Define the issue of food insecurity to the public through a media campaign
  • Support Hunger Free Polk County and Dallas County Health Needs Assessment
  • Use Healthy Food Access Portal to identify food deserts
  • Use USDA Food Environmental Atlas to collect data and information to share with the publicAccess and help to market Drake videos on food rescue and safety through a media and social media campaign
  • Access and help to market Drake videos on food rescue and safety through a media and social media campaign
  • Support and publicize innovative efforts such as Chow Bank (Eat Greater Des Moines, Simpson College), an       application that informs food donors and recipients about availability of donated food.
  • Investigate Wholesome Wave- prescriptions for food and vegetables