Just Food Assessment and 5-year Strategic Plan
Thanks to supporting from the Kansas Health Foundation, Just Food worked with the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development to embark on a strategic planning process informed by the voices of the families we serve. In the spring and summer of 2018, data was collected from 312 Just Food clients via client surveys, four one-on-one in-depth interviews with community partners from Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s Family Services and the Bert Nash Homeless Outreach Team, and six focus groups totaling 66 participants. Focus groups were conducted with the Just Food client advisory board, other groups of Just Food clients, Spanish-speaking clients of Centro Hispano, residents of the Pine Ridge senior apartment complex (70% of residents are homebound), and residents of Edgewood Homes low-income housing complex. Surveys were distributed at Just Food, with reading and writing support from KU social work interns as needed.