Food Security Priority

A community where everyone has access to enough affordable, nutritious, culturally appropriate food.


Strategy #1

Participate in community efforts to make nutritious and culturally appropriate food more affordable and accessible (e.g., increase utilization of market bucks, power of produce club, and access discounts)

Strategy #2

Continue to build a community approach to screening for food insecurity and connecting people facing food insecurity with resources (e.g., grow utilization and effectiveness of Resourceful in community based and healthcare settings)

Strategy #3

Support school-based programs that increase access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food (e.g.. Duluth Farm to School Program, and Lincoln Park Middle School food shelf)

Strategy #4

Provide and support community-led partnerships that focus on culturally appropriate solutions for food access and education as opportunities arise (e.g., AICHO’s food sovereignty programs and events, Giving Garden, and Freedom Farm)

Action Teams

Lincoln Park Middle School Healthy Foods

This team is starting a school food pantry and supporting healthy eating.

Community Partners

  • Lincoln Park Middle School teachers, staff, and students
  • Duluth Community School Collaborative
  • Lincoln Park Middle School Parent Collaboration Group
  • UMN Extension
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Duluth Farm to School
  • Ecolibrium3
  • Salem Covenant Church
  • First Covenant Church
  • Engage Church
  • Other partners


Rachel Thapa, Duluth Community School Collaborative

Farm to School Funding Plan

The Duluth Farm to School program teaches kids gardening, healthy eating, and more. While the program serves many kids, the program needs more funding to grow. This team is developing a sustainable funding plan for the program.

Community Partners

  • Duluth Farm to School


Sarah Nelson, Generations
Health Care Initiatives

Social Determinants of Health Screening

This team has been coordinating efforts to meet community member’s Social Determinants of Health needs with dignity and respect. The goals include determining a process for Social Determinants of Health screening and referral, identifying gaps in resource availability in the community, improving communication and coordination among service/resource providers, and making systems changes to address root causes of Social Determinants of Health needs.

Community Partners

  • Stratis Health


Sarah Nelson, Generations
Health Care Initiatives

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