Lyon County Food and Farm Council launches survey seeking further insight to food insecurity within local community Featured

Lyon County Food and Farm Council launches survey seeking further insight to food insecurity within local community Lyon County Food and Farm Council Graphic

Lyon County residents now have until the end of the month to win $100 and all they have to do is answer a few simple questions.

The Lyon County Food and Farm Council, in partnership with the Emporia State EAT Initiative has launched a new survey available through the end of May. The survey consists of questions that gauge the ease of access to healthy fresh food options, the types of foods residents tend to shop for and dietary habits amongst other topics.

Teresa Briggs of the Food and Farm Council explains how the survey will assist the council's work in the local community.

 

Residents wishing to take the survey can find it on the Lyon County Food and Farm Council's Facebook page. The survey will be available through May 31.

The Lyon County Food and Farm Council is an advisory board to local government entities. The council provides insight and programming on the topic of food insecurity within the local community and how to increase access to healthy food options.

Briggs says that when it comes to access to healthy food options, Emporia is the "most fortunate" due to its abundance of grocery stores and food suppliers. She says while the council will not "turn its back" to Emporia, they do need to focus more on assisting the smaller communities that do not have the same assets and resources as Emporia.

The Lyon County Food and Farm Council will hold its second annual meeting in May.

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