Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Food Deserts in Idaho: What are they, and what can be done to improve access to nourishing food in low-income areas?

food desert

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Whitney United Methodist Church – 3315 W. Overland Road in Boise

Free and open to the public

Join the IIRAH Conveners for a community presentation and discussion about food deserts in Idaho. The meeting will address two major topics:

  1. What is a food desert? Why is this something we should be concerned about? Where are food deserts in Idaho? What are the social, economic and health concerns?
  2. What can we do about food deserts?  What has been done around Idaho to address this? What national programs provide resources targeted to food deserts?


  • Angie Gribble, Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Manager, Bureau of Community and Environmental Health;
  • Eileen Stachowski, Idaho Farmers Market Association, Coordinator of Idaho’s first Mobile Farmers Market;
  • Shanina Hicks, enrolled member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, Duck Valley, and co-author of “Food Security at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.”


Darcy James