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Lancaster Community Food Needs Assessment:

Examining Opportunities To Improve Food Access

Prepared by The Food Trust on behalf of Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine with funding provided by the  Centers for Disease Control and Community Transformation Grant Program.

What is the Food Needs Assessment?

This report is designed as a tool to build a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare providers in Lancaster County when engaging residents and stakeholders in conversations about the area’s basic food needs. It includes a high-level analysis of demographic information, existing food retail locations, and plans for identifying potential healthy food infrastructure.

Click here to download the report.


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Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition is a group of concerned individuals, organizations and employers, in partnership with Lancaster General Health, who want to increase the number of children and adults in Lancaster County who are at a healthy weight.

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