Rural Food Access Toolkit
Welcome to the Rural Food Access Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and
resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United
The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating,
and sustaining rural food access and food security programs. There are more resources on general community
health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
Module 1: Introduction
Overview of healthy food access in the U.S. and unique challenges faced by rural communities.
Module 2: Program Models
Models for programs that increase rural residents' access to healthy foods.
Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising programs that have been implemented in rural communities to increase access to healthy
Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural program concerning access to healthy foods.
Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of a program designed to increase access to healthy foods.
Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of a program to increase access to healthy foods.
Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from a program increasing access to healthy foods.