Audience: Policy & Program Specialist

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)….

The Food Corridor

This step-by-step playbook can be used by any commercial kitchen to activate underutilized space into a food distribution operation during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. These community kitchens have the potential to come to the table and feed those most in need. The playbook begins by describing the O'Side Kitchen Collaborative model, outlines tips to get started, and details ways to source food, raise funding, source labor and manage food operations. Developed in collaboration…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

Mapping can be a great tool for understanding what’s happening in the food system in your community, region, state, or the whole nation. However, there are lots of tools to choose from when making a map. Next up in a series on food systems mapping is a call about available data sets and mapping platforms, and how to find the right tools for your needs. Carolyn Talmadge from Tufts University and Cynthia Caul from…

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling resources related to COVID-19 that will be relevant to the farm to school and farm to early care and education community. This page includes content specific to policy and advocacy. The content will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have recommendations of resources to add here, please email anna@farmtoschool.org….

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling resources related to COVID-19 that will be relevant to the farm to school and farm to early care and education community. This page includes content specific to Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals. The content will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have recommendations of resources to add here, please email anna@farmtoschool.org….

National Farm to School Network

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 so far to allow farm to school and ECE programs to adapt; what resources are available to farmers who are suffering losses as a result of school and program closures; and more. Have a policy…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

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 not created collaboratively. Wallace Center created this spreadsheet to provide resources on mapping tools and platforms, and also to try and create connections between people making similar maps or working in similar regions. Feel free…

National Farm to School Network

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 in meeting the needs of children and families. This information can provide talking points and help you connect to interested providers, families, communities, and stakeholders to help build or rebuild farm to ECE initiatives and…

National Farm to School Network

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 strengthen the health of all school children, farms, environment, economy and communities across the country. Find information at this resource hub about NFSN's COVID-19 Relief Fund, resources, policy advocacy opportunities, and stories about how the…
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