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Member Research and Reports

Member Research and Reports

Nevada, Reno: Members Publish Article on Access to Food Pantries in Latino Communities

Recently, Ms. Katherine Wright, PhD student, Dr. Julie Lucero, assistant professor, and Dr. Eric Crosbie, assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Services, published an article entitled, “‘It’s Nice to Have a Little Bit of Home, Even if it’s Just on Your Plate‘- Perceived Barriers for Latinos Accessing Food Pantries.”  The article aims to identify the obstacles that may play role in preventing Latinos from accessing food pantries.  The article discussed volunteers’ perceptions of the client backgrounds, perceived pantry regulations, meeting clients’ needs, perceived issues with providing CAF’s, lack of familiar and useable foods, and language barriers as possible barriers.  With these barriers identified, a solution to these problems can be developed.

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