MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES NEAR AND FAR
At Activate Food Arizona, we understand that food insecurity isn’t confined to one region in our state. That’s why we tailor our vetted food access models to meet the unique food access needs of our rural and Tribal communities, too.
Community Outreach and Connections
We connect community members and food partners to existing food system councils and coalitions, as well as provide community food assessment planning and outreach efforts like listening sessions and advisory councils pertaining to each community’s specific needs.
Mobile Market Consulting Services
Activate Food Arizona is available to conduct community feasibility studies related to food accessibility. These studies provide detailed program planning for and assessment of a speciﬁc community’s needs as well as recommend various mobile market program design executions, including budget creation, staffing needs, funding plans, vehicle retroﬁtting, and more.
SNAP Technical Assistance
Activate Food Arizona provides technical assistance to retailers interested in accepting SNAP beneﬁts, including application preparation, program support, and inventory system creation and management.
Food Access Trainings
We believe education around nutrition and food access is vital, which is why Activate Food Arizona is also passionate about offering customizable training that breaks down the precursors and economic factors that contribute to food insecurity, as well as offer actionable solutions to remediate food insecurity for the long-term.
FOOD ACCESS TRAININGS
Our training program is separated into three modules, each focused on unique core concepts designed to equip our partners with the information and resources they need to make the greatest impact in their communities. Our training module is designed for groups of 20-60 individuals, but can be customized for smaller and larger groups depending on need. Modules can be presented individually or in a series.
Training Module A:
Introduction to Farm Express
Designed for businesses and organizations interested in bringing the Farm Express mobile market to their on-site location, this introductory presentation provides service and logistics expectations for wellness events and covers the core mission of the Farm Express service.
Training Module B:
The "Othering" of Food Insecurity
Offered as either an introductory or enhanced training structure, this is an interactive workshop designed to foster critical thinking and problem solving around current challenges in Arizona’s food system.
Training Module C:
Food Insecurity, Policy and Practice
Offered as either an introductory or enhanced training structure, this is an interactive workshop focused on the various policy and community inﬂuences that shape the food system in Arizona, including federal, state, and local levels of government as well as the community and non-proﬁt sectors.
To participate in or learn more about our trainings and other services,
please reach out to Elyse Guidas, at firstname.lastname@example.org