Community Food Security refers to the capacity of a community to provide for the food security of its members.
Unit of analysis is the community
Health is conceptualized as a capacity within a population health framework, similarly community food security is conceptualized as a capacity within a community food security framework
Capacity within a health framework can be understood as “a general increase in community groups’ abilities to define, assess, analyze and act on health concerns of importance to their members”
“a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes self-reliance and social justice”.
Hamm and Bellows, 2003