National Farm to School Network is compiling policy-related questions and answers for how COVID-19 is impacting farm to school and farm to ECE efforts. In this document, find a summary of information about how the federal government has done….
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In response to shifting supply and demand, many food systems practitioners are turning to mapping to better understand the supply chains in their regional food systems. Oftentimes, mapping efforts are not coordinated and can be inefficient or inequitable if….
The current pandemic has upended food supply chains around the country and the world. Value chain coordination is key to identifying and rearranging new surpluses and deficits to ensure people can access healthy food and businesses can continue to….
As always, farm to ECE is a tool to meet the goals, vision, and values of an ECE. Included here are reasons farm to ECE is even more relevant during a pandemic and a post-pandemic world in supporting providers….
National Farm to School Network's response efforts are grounded in a central goal of continuing to advance towards our vision of farm to school and farm to ECE programs supporting strong and just local and regional food systems that….
This post is part of National Farm to School Network's new series of interviews with members of our Advisory Board about the impacts, challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 has brought about for the farm to school movement…..
This fact sheet outlines some of the promising practices that school nutrition providers, early care and education centers, community partners, and state agencies have seen during COVID-19 while supporting local farmers and producers in accessing markets, and helping families….
With schools and other community sites closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, garden-based programming is being adapted to build household food sovereignty and resilience. Hear from Deb Crockett and Beau Gromley from Garden Raised Bounty and Margee Green….
James Beard Foundation partnered with the Aspen Institute, World Central Kitchen, and Off Their Plate to make the Safety First: Serving Food and Protecting People During Covid-19 guide available for free to our industry partners including chefs, restaurant owners,….
Wallace Center hosted a call to gather input and feedback on the CFAP Farmers to Families program, specifically from food hubs and others who were interested in applying to be a contractor under the program. Wallace Center used this….
Co-hosted by the Wallace Center and NCAT/ATTRA, this conversation will focus on identifying promising solutions and strategies developed by food hubs, and elevating the needs of the food hub community that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The call….
In response to requests for guidance on helping food and farm businesses navigate the CARES Act financial assistance programs, Wallace Center hosted an informal briefing intended for Technical Assistance providers, support organizations, and other advocates assisting small to midsize….
This conversation explores the impact that COVID-19 is having on small and medium sized meat processors, how they’re adapting to these challenges, and the changes underway to alleviate pressure and ensure lasting change. Presenters: Jessica Roosa, This Old Farm….
This is a spreadsheet that compiles educational resources to help food systems organizations navigate the COVID landscape. It includes links to listservs for specific interest groups, and resources on policy, funding, food safety, equity and justice and other topics…..