Emergency Food, Gardening and Nutrition Education:
A Survey of Michigan Food Pantries
About the Survey
In 2014, Michigan Fitness Foundation conducted a statewide survey of Michigan emergency food providers. The purpose of this evaluation was to answer two questions:
- What opportunities and barriers do emergency food providers face in providing fresh fruits and vegetables to emergency food recipients?
- How willing and able are emergency food providers to implement specific policy, systems, and environmental changes that increase fresh produce availability and consumption?
Feedback from 260 organizations with food pantries is represented in this report (below). In-depth findings and recommendations will assist local service providers and partners from numerous fields working to improve the diets, health, and wellbeing of people accessing emergency food.