Battle Creek Community Food Assessment – Executive Summary
This community food assessment (CFA) grew from conversations in 2010 with
members of Good Food BC, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Fair Food Network and
the Michigan State University C.S. Mott Group. When the idea took root, Fair
Food Network issued a grant to support the effort.
By initiating an assessment of its food system, Battle Creek joins other Michigan
communities, including Flint, Saginaw, Lansing, Detroit, and the five-county
region in southeast Michigan in examining local food system issues. This work
provides a critical foundation of knowledge that can allow Battle Creek to grow
its economy through food and agriculture-based initiatives.