“Government policies and laws are very important – and have enabled an inefficient system – and that has to change.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt everyone in the food system, from farmers to restaurant servers to hungry students. Here is a running list of organizations you can support with donations of money, food, and your volunteer time.
In a recent New York Times article, chef and activist José Andrés calls for the adoption of a proposal called “America Eats Now.” He outlines how the federal government could feed vulnerable Americans while supporting struggling farmers, food distributors, and chefs amid COVID-19.
“Our own industry- they are the folks. There are twenty, thirty thousand people who worked at food companies, who now don’t have access to food,” warns Chevalier.
Dani Nierenberg talks with Raj Patel, Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, about the impact of COVID-19 on food and farm workers.
Dani Nierenberg talks with Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, about eating healthy by staying away from diet fads. He also touches on COVID-19, and gives us some reassuring perspective.
At a recent Food Tank Live event in Chicago, Dani had the chance to speak with Jose Oliva, campaign director of HEAL Food Alliance. Their mission is to use collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for the farmer, the consumer, and the economy.