Tribal Foods System Assessment and Plan
The Tribal Food Systems Assessment and Plan works to reduce food insecurity, improve access to traditional foods and create economic development opportunities for low-income Tribal members and/or Alaska Native/American Indian individuals through the USDA Community Food Project (CFP) grant program.
KPEDD participates as a member of Kenaitze’s Food Sovereignty Team, a community-wide group of food systems partners, tribal members, program planners and Kenaitze Un’ina (customers). These partners are committed to ensuring that low-income Tribal members and Alaska Native/American Indian populations are food secure, have access to healthy traditional foods, including wild game, fruits and vegetables, and herbs, and are able to participate in economic development activities that promote Dena’ina foods and food traditions.
In addition, the KPEDD works to provide important information specific to the food sector of the economy, the five-year agricultural census, and other area economic development information that may impact a Tribal Food Systems Assessment.