2022 Lowell Community Food Assessment
A public report on food access in Lowell, Massachusetts
The 2022 Lowell Community Food Assessment (CFA) was a collaborative project undertaken by Mill City Grows with funding, support, and participation of the REACH LoWELL initiative and the Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA). This assessment evaluates the food system in Lowell, MA, determines the food security of Lowell residents, and proposes solutions to barriers and challenges to accessing food. This assessment began in November 2020, primary source research was conducted throughout 2021 and closed in October 2021, additional public data was collected at the end of 2021 and the report was written in January and February 2022.
The Lowell Community Food Assessment was written for Mill City Grows by Ali Jacobs, Francey Slater, and Emily LaBombard.
Lowell CFA Panel Discussion: Watch On YouTube!
Outcomes & Impact:
Lowell Community Food Assessment
Virtual Roundtable Discussion
presented by Mill City Grows
On April 21, 2022, Mill City Grows hosted a free, virtual roundtable discussion of the Lowell Community Food Assessment as part of MCG’s Guest Panel Series. Five guest panelists and moderator Francey Slater reviewed and discussed the results of the Lowell CFA and how this information will impact and guide citywide efforts to increase healthy food access. This event is now available to watch on MCG’s YouTube Channel.
What is a Food Policy Council?
Food Policy Councils bring together citizens and government officials to provide a comprehensive examination of a state or local food system. Together they may help generate information on a community’s food system and offer advice on business development, institutional, and emergency food programs, or neighborhood, city, and regional comprehensive plans.
To learn more about our Massachusetts Food Policy Councils and how to support their work, please fill out the inquiry form below and a Mill City Grows team member will share more information.