What is Food Mapping?

Example Local Food Map

Tonight is the first gathering of the Rainier Valley Eats! Coalition.  We will have food to share with friends and neighbors — please join us!

AND we will be doing a food mapping activity!  So come find out what food mapping is all about.  The picture to the right shows an example of a local food map.  Food mapping is a great way to identify what works really well in our food system and what aspects of getting healthy food needs improvement.

According to Food Vision, Food mapping has been defined as the process of finding out where people can buy and eat food, and what the food needs of local people are. It is a type of needs assessment that aims to identify the geographical areas or communities that have the greatest needs in terms of access to food. Read more from Food Vision here.

In addition to food mapping, we will be sharing information about great resources to grow and cook food in Southeast Seattle.  You can also find out how to apply for funding for food projects.

Rainier Valley Eats! Community Gathering:

Tonight — Monday May 23rd 5:30-7:30 at the Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S)

Next Gathering is Thursday June 9th 5:30-7:30 at the Rainier Beach Library