MANSFIELD – The residents of the far north have a chance to win free money by participating in a food survey project sponsored by Ujung Utara Community Improvement Collaboration and the OSU-Mansfield micro-farm project.
Lucky survey participant names are selected every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 18 December to receive cash gift cards ranging from $ 50 to $ 500, just in time for the holiday season.
Cheyla Bradley, communications and engagement coordinator at NECIC, said her goal was to complete 300 surveys by December 18.
Four winners have been selected and 14 additional participants will be selected during Facebook live session on the NECIC page 3pm on drawing day.
Online surveys, which take between 30 and 50 minutes, can be done by clicking here. Those without internet access can participate by calling Bradley at 419-295-2955.
“All the questions and answers will provide helpful data to help us understand the far north food environment,” Bradley said Friday.
“We need to know where people get their food from, what kind of food they get, to see if urban farming is beneficial to the far north and what else we can do to help,” said Bradley.
This survey is open only to the far north population on census lines 6, 7, 16 and section 31.
According to the organizers, the aim of the project is to engage citizens, community members and stakeholders in sharing experiences and finding solutions to challenges related to access to healthy and nutritious food.
This study will produce a community action plan to make people healthier and more secure in their food security.
It’s part of a bigger project, The Mansfield Microfarm Project, which explores the food environment in the neighborhood and the values and effects of urban agriculture and produces aggregation as a means of economic development aimed at achieving environmental and social justice goals.
“This is an in-depth survey,” said Bradley. “It’s all useful information. We really appreciate anyone doing it because you are helping your community.”