Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Grocery Audit--Saturday, May 24th

From Quyet Huynh at International District Housing Alliance and Maggie Anderson at King County Food and Fitness Initiative

This is another anouncement for an event already posted at this blog here.

Late Breaking Opportunity with KCFFI:
White Center & Delridge Neighborhood Grocery Audit

Grocery Audit--Saturday, May 24th
What is available in our communities?

We need YOU and your YOUTH!
This Saturday, May 24th, the King County Food & Fitness Initiative's (KCFFI) Assessment Team (Branden Born and students from the University of Washington) need your help to do a Grocery Audit in the White Center & Delridge neighborhoods. We are looking for at least 10-20 additional youth and supporting adults.

What is a Grocery Audit and why are we doing it?
The purpose of our grocery audit will be to find out what foods are available and how much they cost in the grocery and corner stores that are located in the White Center & Delridge Neighborhoods. The information gathered by community members will be used to develop a long term food systems community action plan.

Using a list that we will be provide to you, you will go out and check to see what foods on that list you can find in the store. If the store has that food item, there will be a space for you to write down how much it costs in that store. This is a great way for the community to begin discussing what foods we have and what we want.

More information on Community Food Assessments can be found at www.foodsecurity.org

Details for Saturday:
- Meet at Youngstown Cultural Center at 10am (on bus routes 120 & 125).
Address: 4408 Delridge Way SW
- Branden will explain how to do the grocery audit
- You will get a list of food items (brand name, size, etc.)
- In pairs (this is why you should bring friends or family members!) you will go to one or two grocery stores, find these items, and write down the price
- The first grocery store may take up to 1.5 hours, but the second grocery store will probably only take about 45 minutes - since you will be a pro by then! Corner stores will take less time.
- After you complete your audits, you will return your list to a specific location (we will let you know on Saturday morning).

Please keep in mind:
- Youth will get service hours towards graduation!
- Everyone should plan on being committed from 10am - 2pm.
- Transportation has not been prearranged - please contact me if can give rides, or if you need a ride.

**For more information about the initiative, please visit www.kcffi.org

Contact Information:
Quyet Huynh, Youth Coordinator
Office: (206) 623-5132 ext. 324
Cell: (206) 240-3484

Where & When
Youngstown Cultural Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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