You do not have to be food insecure or consider yourself food insecure to take the survey.
PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (March 10, 2023) - Food insecurity is an issue impacting thousands of residents of Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties. With much of the data around food insecurity coming from the metro areas, the actual scope of the issue is poorly understood regionally and has complicated efforts to improve food security in the Parachute to Aspen Corridor (PAC).
To better understand the scope of the problem, Pitkin County Human Services has been working with Colorado State University to conduct a regional, statistically-relevant survey that will not only illustrate the scope of food insecurity in our region but will also provide insight into the many ways food insecurity impacts the quality of life of residents of the PAC region. The impacts of food insecurity go far beyond just hunger and reach every facet of an individual and/or family's life, as well as our society in general. Increased levels of food insecurity result in higher instances of domestic violence and abuse, higher crime rates, and developmental issues in fetuses and children, to name a few.
You do not have to be food insecure or consider yourself food insecure to take this survey. The more responses we receive, the more accurate our data will be. This information will help local governments and nonprofit partners to improve regional food insecurity and secure external funding to support our community. Take the survey.