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Appetite for Change's Community Cook Program: A Qualitative Analysis.

Cureton, Colin.

Between February and May of 2012 Appetite for Change hosted eight events in its pilot Community Cooks program. A primary goal of the Community Cooks events was engaging participants around AFC’s mission of using food as a tool for wealth, health, and change in North Minneapolis. AFC pursued this goal at the events using multiple strategies and for a range of purposes. The primary strategy used was one-hour dialogues that were facilitated by trained AFC staff. Another strategy was to put thought-provoking questions on butcher paper posted throughout the event space and encourage participants to write-in responses over the course of the program. These ‘qualitative post-its’ were intended to gather simple, direct input from participants and make the events more interactive.


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Prepared in partnership with Appetite for Change by the Community Assistantship Program (CAP), which is administered by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
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