One of the first things you should do when starting the Campus Kitchen affiliation process is assess the current needs and assets of your community. You want to make sure that your Campus Kitchen will not overlap the services of other existing organizations and that it is meeting the actual needs of the community. To better understand your community and its assets, go through the community assessment tool found below. Another great resource is the “Healthy Food Access Portal”, which allows you to generate maps and reports with food access and demographic data for your community. This can be a great place to start when assessing the need in your community.
Community assessment tool: