A project of the Community Foundation, the Placer Collaborative Network Project is a member-based association of over 60 nonprofit, government, faith-based, educational and municipal entities working on collaborative solutions to issues facing children, adults and families of Placer County.
A task force of the Placer Collaborative Network was formed to look at Placer County Food Systems and identify areas to strengthen it and help families have access to healthy food. The report below is the result of several focus groups and an online survey. It will be used as a tool to design training and network needs, to encourage collaboration, and to educate the public on the opportunities to support the systems.
Food Report PCN 2013 (4512 KB)
Additionally, through a partnership with Placer Food Bank and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, the map below was developed to show areas of low food access.
Working within their membership, PCN created a partnership with Health Express to expand their service—allowing for free medical transportation for more people and to a wider area. PCN also brought together 50 different Placer County service organizations to collaborate with each other on new ways of doing business together. They engaged over 100 faith and social service groups in finding ways to increase their connections to improve overall community services and finally, they worked with a coalition of youth-service organizations to combat youth violence and child abuse.
To learn more about the community programs supported through the Placer Collaborative Network and how you can get involved in helping them, visit www.placercollaborativenetwork.org.
Placer Community Foundation
219 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
P.O. Box 9207
Auburn, CA 95604
Tel. (530) 885-4920
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