The Food Access Coalition for Kittitas County

Contact

509-962-7515
healthpromotion@co.kittitas.wa.us

The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) wants to increase access to healthy foods. By increasing access to healthy foods, residents can eat healthier wherever they live.

The Food Access Coalition’s mission is to engage local programs and agencies in advancing access to healthy foods in Kittitas County. Members from across the community come together to create partnerships and coordinate efforts to ensure that all Kittitas County residents have access to food and food resources.

Currently, the coalition is inactive. However, you may call or email the health department to get connected.

Coalition Membership

Members of the Food Access Coalition for Kittitas County have included representatives from:

  • 2-1-1
  • Apoyo Food Pantry
  • Central Washington University Nutrition Science and Public Health departments
  • Central Washington University Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH)
  • Community Health of Central Washington
  • Community members in upper and lower Kittitas County
  • Community Outreach and Life Skills Center (COAL)
  • Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Ellensburg School District
  • FISH Community Food Bank
  • HopeSource
  • Kittitas County Public Health Department
  • People for People
  • The Ellensburg Farmers Market
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

Previous Coalition Projects

History of the Coalition

In 2007, the director of the FISH Food Bank approached staff at the health department about how to get more healthy foods, especially fresh produce into the food bank. With an obesity prevention grant, staff started consulting with others in the community about how to increase access to healthy foods in our community and, in May 2007, the coalition was born.

More Information

For more information about access to healthy foods, nutrition education, and resources, please visit KCPHD’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) page.