Mapchats – Mapping Food Access

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This Mapchats session discussed how Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), government agencies, and other entities use data to increase access to healthy fresh food in their target areas. Our panelists shared their stories about why they started using data and spatial analysis to enhance their healthy fresh food access work and what that process has looked like. The panelists also touched on motivations for using data for this type of work and provided a picture of how food access data is created, refined and prioritized, and put into action by practitioners.

Thank you to our great speakers for another fantastic Mapchats!

Lance Loethen
Research Associate
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

Robin Safley
Director of Food, Nutrition and Wellness
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Jim Walker
Senior Loan Officer
Florida Community Loan Fund

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