COVID-19

Pandemic, Fresh Food Act Influencing Farm-to-School Efforts in West Virginia

West Virginia farmers and schools are adapting to the pandemic and learning lessons in local sourcing.

Food Banks Face Surging Demand This Holiday Season

Food banks face are facing a major surge in hunger this holiday season. Food Tank shares ways to help and food banks to support.

School Nutrition Directors Feed Communities Through the Pandemic

Innovative action from school nutrition directors makes school meals possible during the pandemic.

DC Offers Another Round of Relief to Restaurants

Mayor Muriel Bowser will award up to 700 grants to DC’s hardest-hit restaurants.

The Future of Sustainable Food Production Requires Combining Traditional and Tech, says Amanda Little

The food system is fragile, but it is possible can make it stronger and more resilient by combining traditional farming and new technology, according to journalist Amanda Little.

Combating Water Scarcity on the Navajo Nation

Nearly one in three Navajo Nation households are without indoor plumbing. Yolanda Tso founded WATERED to bring handwashing stations to households to help fight COVID-19.

Maryland Bans EPS Packaging in Food Service

With the EPA saying EPS packaging “can have serious impacts upon human health, wildlife, and aquatic environment, and the economy,” Maryland decides to ban foam packaging altogether

COVID-19 Endangers Indigenous Right to Food, Says U.N. Report

As COVID-19 aggravates food insecurity, U.N. releases new study documenting Indigenous peoples’ experiences.

Food Insecurity Increasingly Tied to Obesity in the United States

A recent study finds the correlation between obesity and food insecurity has doubled over the last two decades in the United States.

Watch “The Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurants”

Food Tank and Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center recently hosted The Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurants. Watch the full event now and learn from some of the top chefs as they discuss the ways the pandemic is impacting the restaurant industry.