This guide is intended to provide resources for learning about food insecurity here and around the world; and to provide resources for students and community members to help ameliorate food insecurity on campus and in our region.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Cougar Cupboard Table
Ongoing School of Nursing Food Drive
Contact: Bridget Whitmore (email@example.com)
Monday, November 11, 2019
10:30 AM 4:00 PM Enactus Canned Food Drive
Lower Alumni Hall
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:30 AM 8:00 PM Enactus Canned Food Drive
Lower Alumni Hall
Monday, November 18, 2019
2:30 PM Food for Thought: Food Insecurity on a College Campus (Refreshments will be served)
Learn About Food Insecurity
Use the resources in this guide to learn more about the issue of food insecurity, find out where to get food assistance, or where and how you can help.
Data Research Tools
From the USDA Economic Research Service:
Food Access Research Atlas (link) presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility; Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.
State Facts Sheets (link) provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment/unemployment, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and agricultural exports. Links to available county-level data are included.
Created with the Food Access Research Atlas.
Areas in green are low-income 2015 census tracts in Kokomo where a significant number or share of residents is more than 1 mile (urban) or 10 miles (rural) from the nearest supermarket.
Provides citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library. The records encompass all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aqua culture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.
Vendor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
The mission of USDA's Economic Research Service is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
ERS shapes its research program and products to serve those who routinely make or influence public policy and program decisions. Key clientele include White House and USDA policy officials; the U.S. Congress; program administrators/managers; other Federal agencies; State and local government officials; and organizations, including farm and industry groups. ERS research provides context for and informs the decisions that affect the agricultural sector, which in turn benefits everyone with efficient stewardship of our agricultural resources and the economic prosperity of the sector.
A rich collection of primary content, such as full text books and ephemera as well as images and videos, that explores how food shapes the world around us. Example topics include organic farming, childhood nutrition, U.S. food programs during World War II, famine, and food habits around the world.
Access available at IU Kokomo and off-campus with Network ID
Vendor: Alexander Street
Provides full text consumer health periodicals, such as Golf Digest and Natural Health, on topics including nutrition, exercise, medical self-care, childcare, and drug and alcohol abuse. The database also includes magazines, reviews, pamphlets, and e-books.
Access available at IU Kokomo and off campus with Network ID, as well as to Indiana Residents via INSPIRE.
Vendor: EBSCO, INSPIRE