Food In Communities

Food in Communities logo Food in Communities (FIC) is a regional collaborative which uses community-based participatory approaches to build on community strengths and assets to address food insecurity and increase access to healthy, affordable, and culturally important foods.

The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, Jefferson County Public Health, and Food Justice NW Aurora lead FIC with funding from the Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Grants Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This project is a collaboration between these public health and food justice agencies, community-based organizations, residents and food policy councils. Our goal is to increase equitable access to healthy, affordable, culturally relevant food at the neighborhood level by:

  • Partnering with community members and organizations to identify assets and needs related to food in our communities. 
  • Collaborating with new or existing neighborhood groups to design and test food access, food justice or food business pilot projects.
  • Supporting local food policy councils or coalitions to advocate for food policies which support community food needs and priorities. 

How to Get Involved in Food in Communities 

We’d love to have you join one of our local or regional coalitions.