Francesca DiGiorgio
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Francesca is a Research and Communications Intern with Food Tank. She is also a first-year Masters in Public Health candidate at Cornell University, where her degree focuses on food systems and their interactions with human, animal and environmental health. Francesca particularly enjoys working with farmers and sharing their stories with the public. In her free time, she can be found hiking, watercolor painting, convincing people to compost, and visiting the llama farm outside her hometown in Upstate New York.

U.S. Fishers Urge Congress to Aid Small Operations Affected by COVID-19

A coalition of over 200 U.S. fishers and seafood industry groups is working to increase federal aid for fishing operations impacted by COVID-19.

Leaders from EU and U.S. Debate Farm to Fork Strategy and Future of Global Trade

According to EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, the pandemic underscores the critical need for a more sustainable, self-reliant European food system, which the new Farm to Fork Strategy is designed to achieve.

New FEED Act to Address Food Insecurity With Help From Restaurants

The new FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries Act will ease restrictions on federal aid to help state governments enlist restaurants for emergency food preparation.

Brooklyn Nonprofit Rethinks Food Waste to Feed New Yorkers During COVID-19

Rethink Food, a nonprofit that reduces and reuses excess food from restaurants and grocery stores, launched several emergency programs to create jobs and distribute meals to people in need.

Feeding America’s Kids During COVID-19

Faced with nation-wide closures in response to COVID-19, school authorities and partners are stepping up to feed the 30 million children depending on school food service each day.

Over 50 Organizations Urge Congress to Prioritize Small, Mid-Sized Farms for COVID-19 Relief

An open letter to congress signed by 54 organizations calls for stimulus funding for small farms and farm workers in response to COVID-19.

New Entrepreneurship Initiative Helps Empower Women Farmers in the Philippines

Value-added products of coconut processing provide a critical source of income for women farmers and their families.

Nonprofit Teaches Seed Saving To Restore Farmers’ Food Sovereignty

Farmers can strengthen their resilience to climate change by savings seeds that are adapted to the environmental conditions of their region.