Title

Identifying Factors, Barriers, and Solutions Related to Food Insecurity in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

Abstract

Due to the increasing food insecurity in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, a needs assessment was implemented to explore the contributing factors to food insecurity and discuss possible solutions. Ten focus groups were conducted with low-income county residents (N = 89). Coding, horizontilization, and clustering of meanings were used for data analysis. Three main themes emerged: (1) food accessibility amid local food assistance; (2) the economy has an enormous impact on food insecurity; and (3) food shopping follows similar patterns. These findings will inform the development of a comprehensive plan to become a hunger-free community and to serve as a model for other communities.

Inclusive pages

170-182

ISBN/ISSN

1932-0248

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Volume

9

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes