Topic: Outreach on Relief Programs & Support

CSA Innovation Network

Assistance from federal and state programs can make a difference for farmers in this crisis. The guide will outline current relief programs related to COVID-19 and how they apply to farmers. Prepared by Farm Aid, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc., Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, Intertribal Agriculture Council, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and RAFI-USA…

Farmers Market Coalition

Across the country, farmers markets operators–the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from COVID-19. But even as interest in local foods spikes nationwide, many market operators face the double threat of increased costs to operate during a pandemic, in addition to declining income. To make matters worse, many aren’t eligible for current federal relief efforts….

Farm to Institution New England

In this second virtual forum, we discussed challenges and solutions in the institutional food system as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 70 people participated from New England, around the US, and beyond. Breakout sessions dived more deeply into K-12 schools, Campus (college/university), Health Care, and Production/Farming/Fishing (breakouts are summarized verbally at the end, but were not recorded)….

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

The Food Corridor

Restaurants, food businesses, and shared kitchens faced great uncertainty at the onset of COVID-19, and continue to face uncertainty as the situation continues to evolve. This article is a collection of resources and strategies for navigating the complexities of COVID, from strategies for reaching new markets and customers, to staff health and safety protocol tips….

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

A webpage that is updated every other week with COVID related information and resources for meat producers and meat processors/distributors. It includes information on workplace sanitation practices, keeping employees safe, paid sick time laws, COVID symptoms to watch for in employees, how to pivot to online sales, online sales platforms, a recorded webinar about shipping meat, CDC Guidance documents, and more….

AASHE

Google document organizing COVID-19 resources for the higher education sustainability community. Categories include: Articulating Connections Between Coronavirus Crisis and Sustainability, Equity and the Coronavirus, Resources on Policy Responses that Support Sustainability, Working Online and Creating Virtual Events, Student Support Resources, Upcoming Engagement Opportunities, Including Earth Day Ideas, Energy Management During Campus Closures, and Zen & Reprieve….
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