Reimagining Hunger Responses in Times of Crisis

In February 2021, the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) launched a survey on food access gaps within Native American communities during COVID-19. Results showed that 49% of American Indian and Alaska Natives experienced food insecurity during COVID-19 and one in four experienced very low food security. This survey showed that food insecurity is higher among AI/AN households with children, employment disruption during COVID-19, or self-reported poor or fair health status.

The report “Reimagining Hunger Responses in Times of Crisis” illuminates the challenges of food security in Indian Country and the Tribally-driven solutions needed to address those challenges. The continuation of this survey will share the depth of the issues of hunger and food access in Native American households. It is crucial to have access to accurate data to combat food insecurity in Native communities. 

Native Food Access Survey

Dissemination Toolkit

If you would like to share the Food Access Survey in your community, please use this toolkit to highlight the important issue of Native American food insecurity and encourage others to take the Food Access Survey.

We have provided sample social media posts, graphics, and a newsletter/email for you to customize for your networks and spread the message.