Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing the Food Security of Underserved Populations in Michigan, or the Food Access in Michigan Project (FAIM) seeks to determine how to improve access to fresh, healthy and affordable food for everyone in our state.

A USDA-funded Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) project, the FAIM study brings together researchers and community partners to engage people working throughout the food system in a collaborative effort. This project is a state-wide assessment of the food landscapes of 18 cities and towns, and seeks to examine factors affecting local food production, distribution, retail and ultimately food access by hearing from people embedded within and impacted by our current food system, including farmers and food retailers, Michigan residents and key stakeholders.