This guide is written by the Community Food Security Coalition. The Community Food Project Evaluation Handbook (Handbook) is a practical guide to help community food project staff conduct rigorous program evaluation that will develop the kind of information about their programs that will be compelling not only to fellow staff but to funders, participants and community residents. It is full of basic concepts, specific examples and worksheets.
The Handbook is comprehensive, with 10 chapters covering information from planning, to implementation, to using your results for program improvement. While it may seem daunting, the Handbook clearly walks the reader step by step through the evaluation process. The Table of Contents outlines in detail the various sections of the Handbook and can help the reader find a specific topic of interest. A glossary is provided as the final Appendix to include definitions of research and evaluation terms used in the chapters of the Handbook.