Food bank utilization by community-dwelling seniors in an urban setting

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

Nuelle Novik, PhD (Principal Investigator)

Working in collaboration with three community service groups in Regina, this one-year pilot research project will seek to seek to identify older adults who utilize community food security services, and/or who identify as being food insecure.

Goals / Outcomes: Information will be gathered related to: how well current food bank and other programs and programs are meeting the needs of seniors; how easily seniors are able to access services; and how aware seniors are of the food security programs and services available to them. The research will identify current and developing needs of seniors who are food insecure that are not being met through existing programming. Knowledge translation work includes a community workshop in Regina in October 2013 on food security for seniors.

Funder: Social Science and Humanities Research Council