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Kansas FOOD SECURITY resources

Your Guide to Kansas Food Resources, produced by the Kansas Hunger Reduction Network
English version Click here to download the English version  Spanish version Click here to download the Spanish version
Also see the Kansas SRS website at:
http://www.srskansas.org/ISD/ees/food_main.htm

Hunger in the Heartland, Hunger and Food Insecurity in Kansas, 1995-2000
- a report from the Kansas Health Institute
http://www.khi.org/resources/Other/51-0401HungerHeartland.pdf (881K pdf file)

Building a Deep-Rooted Local Food System
2011 Report of the Douglas County Food Policy Council identifying the benefits, challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable local food system in the region
 - Executive Summary (588k pdf file)
 - Full Report (7.5 meg pdf file)

Kansas Food Bank, Wichita, Kansas
http://www.ksfoodbank.org

Society of St. Andrew, Kansas City, Kansas
http://www.endhunger.org/kansas.htm

Let’s Help, Topeka, Kansas
http://www.letshelpinc.org

Harvesters Community Food Network
http://www.harvesters.org

Apply for Food Stamp Benefits
http://www.srskansas.org/ISD/ees/food_stamps.htm
 

National FOOD SECURITY resources

America’s Second Harvest - A national network of food banks and food rescue organizations, distributing food to those in need
http://www.secondharvest.org/

Food Research and Action Center - Working to reduce hunger and food insecurity through improving public policy and public-private partnerships
http://www.frac.org/

Community Food Security Coalition - Numerous publications and resources for promoting community food security
http://www.foodsecurity.org/

Society of St. Andrew - Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry
http://www.endhunger.org/

USDA Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit - A guide to measuring food security in your community
http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/efan02013/

Community Food Security Resource Kit: How to Find Money, Technical Assistance, and Other Help to Fight Hunger, and Strengthen Local Food Systems, from United States Department of Agriculture
http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps6620/resoukit.htm

Food and Health

Kansas Nutrition Network
http://www.kansasnutritionnetwork.org

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness Programs
http://www.ksde.org/kneat/HomePage/kneathome.htm

Kansas Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System
– Kansas data on obesity, dietary and physical activity behaviors
http://www.kdheks.gov/brfss/index.html

Cultivating Common Ground: Linking Health and Sustainable Agriculture
-  a report from Prevention Institute
www.preventioninstitute.org/pdf/Cultivating_Common_Ground_112204.pdf

Farm to Cafeteria

National Farm to School Program
http://www.farmtoschool.org

USDA’s Healthy School Meals Resource System: Farm to School / School Garden information
http://schoolmeals.nal.usda.gov/Resource/farmtoschool.htm

Small Farms/ School Meals Initiative: a step-by-step guide on how to bring small farms and local schools together, from USDA
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch/Downloadable/small.pdf

Oklahoma Farm to School Report
http://www.kerrcenter.com/ofpc/farmtoschool.htm

SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS RESOURCES FOR GROWERS

The following resources are Projects of the Kansas Rural Center.  Learn more about them here.

KANSAS ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES

Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops
KCSAAC has an extensive listing of sustainable ag links www.kansassustainableag.org 

Kansas Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Program - Sensitive Crops Page
http://www.ksda.gov/pesticides_fertilizer/cid/519

Kansas State University Research and Extension
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu

Kansas businesses based on sustainable farming practices

Great Plains Herb Growers
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/ksherbs/great_plains_herb_growers.htm 

Growing for Market newsletter for market gardeners. Based in Lawrence, KS.
http://www.growingformarket.com

Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/kglc

Kansas Meat Goat Association
www.kmga.net

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES

Ag Marketing Resource Center
http://www.agmrc.org/ 

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
http://www.attra.org/

Food Routes Network
http://www.foodroutes.org 

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/

Missouri Alternatives Center
http://agebb.missouri.edu/mac/

Society of St. Andrew, West
http://www.endhunger.org/sosawest/

North Central Region for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension
http://www.sare.org/ncrsare/


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