Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2018

Department 1

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


This project analyzes food access issues in Adams County, specifically within the setting of South Central Community Action Programs and the Gleaning Project through the collection of individual testimonies. Budget, time, transportation, health, and household composition emerged as common themes that affect food access within this rural community and limit choice and agency, and also serve as a major influence in the process of food provisioning and identity formation, especially in terms of motherhood, parenting, and caregiving. In most cases, due to these systemic shortcomings, individuals and families navigated multiple solutions to these challenges in order to sustain themselves and to be active members of their communities.


Written for WGS-400: Senior Seminar. Presented at Gettysburg College's Celebration (Colloquium on Undergraduate Research, Creative Activity, and Community Engagement) in Spring 2018.

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