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Capacity-building Project – 2007 Results Henryk Szadziewski – Program Coordinator Annual Member Meeting, Juneau, February 12 - 13. Research Questions. What are the facility and equipment needs of existing non-profit food programs in Alaska?

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Research questions

Capacity-building Project – 2007 Results Henryk Szadziewski – Program CoordinatorAnnual Member Meeting, Juneau, February 12 - 13


Research questions

Research Questions

  • What are the facility and equipment needs of existing non-profit food programs in Alaska?

  • Where are there gaps in service in the Alaskan charitable food network?


Collecting the data

Collecting the Data

  • Facility and Equipment Survey mailed to all non-profit food programs in the state

  • Community Survey of all Alaskan communities with a population over 50

  • Stored in customized database


Existing food programs

Existing Food Programs

  • Number of Facility and Equipment Needs

  • Condition of Facility

  • Type of Equipment Needed


Existing food programs number of needs statewide

Existing Food Programs – Number of NeedsStatewide


Existing food programs condition of facility statewide

Existing Food Programs - Condition of Facility Statewide


Existing food programs type of equipment needed statewide

Existing Food Programs – Type of Equipment NeededStatewide


Existing food programs recommendations

Existing Food ProgramsRecommendations

  • Attempt to fund all facility and equipment needs


Gaps in service

Gaps in Service

  • Poverty Indicators

    (identify areas of need)

  • Food Distribution

    (present service in areas of need)

  • Infrastructure Indicators

    (opportunities in areas of need)


Gaps in service poverty indicators census districts above alaska poverty rate 9 4

Gaps in Service - Poverty IndicatorsCensus Districts above Alaska Poverty Rate (9.4%)


Gaps in service poverty indicators other measures

Gaps in Service - Poverty IndicatorsOther Measures

Census Districts:

  • Below Alaska Per Capita Income Rate ($22,660)

  • Above Alaska Unemployment Rate (5.5%) Food Stamps Need

  • Reporting more Individuals in Poverty than Food Stamp Recipients


Gaps in service poverty indicators census districts with high poverty indicators

Gaps in Service - Poverty IndicatorsCensus Districts with High Poverty Indicators


Gaps in service food distribution

Gaps in Service - Food Distribution

  • Research conducted by Boston University and the Food Bank Council of Michigan suggests that in order to end hunger in a community, the charitable food system must distribute 234 pounds of food per person in poverty each year


Gaps in service food distribution fba lbs distributed to areas of need fy06

Gaps in Service - Food DistributionFBA Lbs Distributed to Areas of Need (FY06)


Gaps in service food distribution tefap analysis of selected programs in areas of need

Gaps in Service - Food DistributionTEFAP Analysis of Selected Programs in Areas of Need


Gaps in service infrastructure indicators

Gaps in Service - Infrastructure Indicators


Summary next steps

Summary & Next Steps

  • The Alaska Food Coalition will research funding requirements and opportunities for all unmet equipment and facility needs.

  • 9 Areas of Need across the state:

    Aleutians East, Bethel, Dillingham, Nome, Northwest Arctic, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Southeast Fairbanks, Wade Hampton, and Yukon-Koyukuk.

  • Present service weak in 5 Areas of Need:

    Aleutians East, Bethel, Southeast Fairbanks, Wade Hampton, and Yukon-Koyukuk (Special Areas of Need)

  • Opportunities for new partners in all Areas of Need.

  • The Alaska Food Coalition should assess interest and models for new programs in all Areas of Need, prioritizing the 5 Special Areas of Need.


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