Millions have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and people may soon be unable to feed themselves and their children. The world needs a global stimulus package to ensure uninterrupted access to nutritious food for all.
High Desert Food & Farm Alliance’s VeggieRx program aims to encourage sustainable, healthy eating habits among Central Oregon’s most vulnerable communities.
“If you break the food supply chain, you can imagine how that would affect supermarket shelves”
What’s really important is stocking up on fresh produce – stocking up on nutrient dense food.”
“Our waiters who at this time last year were at black tie galas, are now delivering food to a very different slice of New York”
“We have this really beautiful rich, diverse country where we can produce and we can create so much wealth for all of us, and it’s now about zooming in and resourcing these gaps that we know exist”
“There are some similarities [to 9/11] in terms of displaced workers, in terms of need for help, but those workers actually got help after 9/11. And in this situation, I think we’re teetering on the brink of a real great depression very similar, if not worse to, what we saw in the 30’s in terms of people outside looking for food.”
“There’s no shortage of food. That has never been the case in America- we have so much food. We can throw most of it – almost all of it- away, and still have enough food to feed everybody. It’s just a distribution issue.”