As part of the Atlanta Community Food Bank's future planning process, we created estimates of projected changes in food security at the census tract level in their service area over the next five years. We found that while food insecurity rates in Atlanta will remain high, increased insecurity will be most notable in the eastern and southern suburbs of the city. Results are visible here. We also published the results of this analysis as an article in The Professional Geographer (link).
In early 2018, we also partnered with ACFB as part of their Stabilizing Lives initiative to create a participatory planning process around models of assistance that draw upon the existing expertise and resources of pantry clients. This project was mixed-methods, combining concept mapping, photo elicitation, and interviews/focus groups. You can read more about it in the documents below:
- Shannon, J., Borron, A., Kurtz, H., Weaver, A. (2020. Re-envisioning emergency food systems using photovoice and concept mapping. Submitted to Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Link to accepted article
- Kurtz H, Borron A, Shannon J, et al. (2019) Community food assistance, informal social networks, and the labor of care. Agriculture and Human Values. Link to journal version
- Shannon, J., Borron, A., Kurtz, H., Weaver, A., Otto-Wang, S., Gilliam, V. (2019). Translating across registers: The labor of pragmatist inquiry. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 23(2): 36-50. Link to full article
- White paper summary of the project (link)