As day-to-day operations grind to a halt with the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic threatens to highlight and exacerbate existing inequities in society. Join the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Policy Networks project for a discussion this Friday about how food policy councils can play a key role in connecting efforts among local governments, non-profits, food banks, farmers, schools, and grocery stores to reduce barriers to food access and security; support local food producers, workers, and businesses; and advocate for policies that protect our communities during these uncertain times.
Local food policy council leaders will explore the processes, challenges, and lessons learned from addressing food system resilience concerns in their cities. We also encourage attendees to share what is happening in their communities to address the pandemic.
Heather Bruskin, Montgomery County Food Council (Maryland)
Noel Didla, MS Food Policy Council and MS Food Justice Collaborative
Michaela Freiburger, Dubuque County Food Policy Council (Iowa)
Dawn Plummer, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
Nessa Richman, Rhode Island Food Policy Council
Dana Wood, Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (Colorado)
This discussion will be recorded and posted to YouTube afterward. Even if you are unable to participate in the live event, you may receive the link to the video by registering.
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