Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan -Community Engagement Survey
The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC) is developing a food action plan for Allegheny County. Please fill out this survey to share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas for stronger and healthier communities. Let's build a better food system together!
Does your household produce its own food in any of the following ways? (select all that apply)
For any food production activities above that you are currently doing or would like to be doing, do you experience any of the following challenges? (select all that apply)
Would you support expanding programs and funding to preserve farmland within Allegheny County?
How concerned are you about the impact of climate change on our region?
What does "healthy food" mean to you?
Your answer
According to your definition, how often do you eat healthy food?
What challenges, if any, do you face in eating healthy food? (select all that apply)
Which of the following sources have you used to obtain food in the last year? (select all that apply)
Have you experienced any of the following challenges relating to SNAP/EBT, WIC, Food Bucks, or any other food incentive programs (select all that apply)
Do you experience any of the following barriers to accessing food in your community? (select all that apply)
Which of the following would be most helpful in reducing hunger in your community?
Select two most helpful factors
Increased/improved public transit
Increased minimum wage
Expanded mobile market/food pantries
Increased SNAP allocations
Fresh Food in corner stores or small markets
Other
With over 54,000 jobs in the County, the foodservice industry provides more jobs than any other sector of the economy. However, the average annual wage for these jobs is $17,800. Do you support a higher minimum wage?
If you or anyone in your family regularly eats in a K-12 school or summer meals sites, how satisfied are you with the freshness of the food offered at these locations? (1= not at all satisfied, 5= extremely satisfied)
Not at all satisfied
Extremely satisfied
If you or anyone in your family regularly eats in a K-12 school or summer meals sites, how satisfied are you with the nutritional content of the food offered at these locations? (1= not at all satisfied, 5= extremely satisfied)
Not at all satisfied
Extremely satisfied
If you or anyone in your family regularly eats in a K-12 school or summer meals site, how satisfied are you with the quality of the food offered at these locations? (1= not at all satisfied, 5= extremely satisfied)
Not at all satisfied
Extremely satisfied
What changes, if any, would you like to make to school food in your child's district?
Your answer
What changes, if any, would you like to make to summer meal sites in your child's district?
Select two most important changes
Better quality food
More nutritious food
More activities for kids
Better advertising for site locations
More meal sites
Other
On a scale of 1-5, how important is locally grown food in your purchasing decisions? (1= not at all important, 5= extremely important)
Not at all important
Extremely important
On a scale of 1-5, how important is organically grown food in your purchasing decisions? (1= not at all important, 5= extremely important)
Not at all important
Extremely important
What barriers, if any, do you face in obtaining local and/or organic food?
Your answer
Do you know that wasted food that ends up in a landfill is a significant contributor to climate change?
Do you experience any of the following challenges to composting your food waste?
What is your neighborhood/zip code?
Your answer
What is your household income?
Do you work in any of the following food-related sectors?
With what race do you most identify with?                       
Your answer
With what gender do you most identify?
Your answer
What is your age?
Your answer
If you would like to be involved with the work of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, please add your contact information below (name, email address, phone number)
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