Community Mobilization follows the identification of the service area. Volunteers, appointed by local authorities, identify mothers in the respective communities, who know their neighbors well, and can provide guidance and volunteer their time for this project.
“Leader Mothers” are trained to understand the Food Security program and implement the Initial Assessment – a tool used to determine the need for the Food Security services, based on the child’s height and weight. Once data is obtained and the report is compiled, local healthcare workers determine which children are underweight.
Their mothers are invited by local authorities to a designated facility that has an equipped kitchen (usually a community kitchen, local church building or a clinic) where the Food Security curriculum is implemented.