Poverty

Kentucky Organization Using Pop-up Markets to Promote Fresh Food as a Human Right

The award-winning New Roots Fresh Stop Market (FSM) initiative uses pop-up markets and cooperative economics to bring fresh, healthy food to food insecure neighborhoods around Louisville.

Dan Barber and Luke Saunders on Keeping the Farm-to-Community Connection During COVID-19

Blue Hill’s Dan Barber and Luke Saunders of Farmer’s Fridge are mobilizing food access efforts during the COVID-19 crisis, with help from regional farms.

Marc Zornes, Devin De Wulfe Talk Food Waste, Food Delivery, COVID-19

Marc Zornes talks Winnow, artificial intelligence, and food waste. Devin De Wulfe discusses how Feed the Front Line NOLA and supports hospital workers with food from local restaurants

30+ Restaurants Giving Back To Their Communities With Free Meals and Groceries During COVID-19

To respond to COVID-19, restaurants have gotten creative and transformed into community kitchens. Here’s a running list of restaurants around the U.S. that have begun donating meals, selling groceries, and assembling meal kits.

Fatema Sumar Talks Oxfam America’s Response to COVID-19

“If you break the food supply chain, you can imagine how that would affect supermarket shelves”

Mike Curtin Talks DC Central Kitchen, COVID-19

“Poverty is expensive. It is hard to be poor”

Jenique Jones From City Harvest Talks COVID-19 Impact

“We’re making sure that we’re planning for, almost the unplannable”

Liz Neumark Talks Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids, COVID-19

“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”

Saru Jayaraman Talks Fair Wages, COVID-19

“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.”

Regina Anderson Talks Food Recovery Network, COVID-19

“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.”