Community Food Assessments

Assessing Food Security

Food Pantries play critical roles in addressing food insecurity across Idaho.

Capturing Food System Data

Identifying Local Food Assets

Community and statewide assessments help us to understand our food system at local, regional and state levels.  On this page, you will find short descriptions and links to assessment tools and reports related to community food systems. We encourage you to use these reports and resources to better understand your local food system and ways to address food system gaps by leveraging your local food assets.

All Idaho

ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. United For ALICE is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck. Visit the Research Center – a one-stop source for exploring the latest ALICE data, on a national scale down to the county level in Idaho and other states. 


Northern Idaho

In Bonners Ferry, a SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis examined the internal and external factors facing the community’s food system.


Kate Painter, University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County –



Southern Idaho

Central Idaho

Eastern Idaho

Do you know of another Idaho food assessment? Let us know and we’ll post it here!

1 + 11 =