Resources

Rural Food Access Gaps
Download RuralFoodAccessGaps.pdf (1.41 MB PDF)

This research brief, prepared by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), determines healthy food access challenges confronted by rural communities in Ohio. The report considers three aspects of food access: physical accessibility (how close are retail food outlets with healthy food choices and what are transit options), economic accessibility (how affordable is food and is there competition between multiple outlets that tends to keep prices lower), and healthy accessibility (are there healthy food options versus a dominance of fast food outlets). The report determines that a lack of larger stores, a lack of competition, and high concentrations of fast food alternatives present unique challenges to healthy food access for rural populations. Given that more than 5 million Ohio residents live in rural areas, this requires a unique set of policies and approaches. 

Affinity Groups: Public Health
Using neofoodweb.org
Download neofoodweb intro.pdf (4.98 MB PDF)

A user's manual that provides basic information on how register for an account and how to use neofoodweb.org

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CCC Food Policy Coalition Annual Report 2008
Download fpc final v2.pdf (271.79 KB PDF)

Annual report that details some of the early work of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition.

Urban Agriculture Study for Cleveland
Download Urban Ag Final Report- CWRU Weatherhead.pdf (162.45 KB PDF)

Identification of key areas of focus for increasing viability of urban agriculture in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County conducted by students at the Weatherhead School of Business. Key recommendations target land access, water access, education and training, and business viability.

Affinity Groups: Urban Growers
Farmers Markets in Low-Income Neighborhoods
Download Successful FM in Ltd. Income Neighborhoods Final.pdf (179.22 KB PDF)

Report that makes recommendations for expanding farmers market activities in low-income neighborhoods in inner-city Cleveland.

Affinity Groups: Farmers Markets
NEOFOOD Regional Input-Output Analysis
Download NEOHFOOD Report Sporleder.pdf (286.19 KB PDF)

An input-output analysis that describes the linkages between various sectors and industries comprising the food sector in Northeast Ohio. 

Affinity Groups: Economic Development
Food Desert Study for Cuyahoga County
Download CuyFoodDessert2cmk.pdf (1.99 MB PDF)

Presentation of food desert study for Cleveland/Cuyahoga County completed by the Cuyahoga County Planning Department in conjunction with the Community Food Assessment Working Group of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition.

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Affinity Groups: Public Health
Food Access in Cleveland
Download CCCFPC_Community_Conversation_2009 Final.pdf (456.64 KB PDF)

Report by Jenita McGowan detailing perspectives and issues around local food and healthy food access based on focus groups from four Cleveland neighborhoods: Central, Glenville, Ohio City, and Slavic Village. A follow-up community food assessment conducted by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition. 

Affinity Groups: Public Health
Northeast Ohio Local Food Assessment and Plan
Download shuman presentation 6.2.10.pdf (4.32 MB PDF)

Presentation by Michael Shuman from June 2, 2010 that reveals preliminary data for a leakage analysis and job creation potential for a food re-localization initiative.

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NEO Food Web
Download foodweb 6.2.10.pdf (2.36 MB PDF)

Presentation of NeoFoodWeb virtual web portal and public planning process for the Northeast Ohio Food Assessment and Plan.

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