Community Solutions

Food Asset & Needs Mapping

In 2019, LFA embarked on Food Asset & Needs Mapping to identify community resources and assess utilization, capacity, and needs.


Food Asset & Needs Map

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Set to launch in late 2024, our Regional Food System Asset Map will provide a digital inventory of Idaho businesses and organizations operating infrastructure within our regional food system, including food production, processing, distribution, access, consumption, and recovery points. From commercial kitchens to cold storage, this interactive tool will display existing resources, and identify what's being underutilized or missing so we can better assist farmers and food producers in building capacity. The GIS map will be embedded onto the LFA website as a free resource for food industry stakeholders such as chefs, food entrepreneurs, and farmers, as well as the broader community.

Food asset mapping:

  • Focuses on what communities have to offer by identifying assets and resources that can be used for building a resilient food system
  • Engages the community to create an inventory of these strengths and resources
  • Leads to a more detailed understanding of community needs
  • Identifies potential partners to establish or strengthen relationships to improve reach, impact and long-term sustainability of efforts 
  • Promotes community involvement, ownership and empowerment.

If you would like to get involved, have a resource to share, or want to learn more, please contact us.

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