The pandemic, the long-term lingering effects of hunger, unemployment and poverty, and the grim realities of today’s headlines can be discouraging. Wearing “rose colored” glasses may not seem appropriate, but we can’t forget there are “shining stars” among us who address the issues of food insecurity every day. And like every other sector, they have had to adapt how they do their jobs. School Nutrition Program directors across the country have transitioned cafeteria serving lines into mobile food service units taking food into neighborhoods.
Those working in food banks also have transitioned delivery methods to “no touch” loading of pre-packaged meal boxes into car trunks. Programs like the USDA’s Food Box Program and Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, and Kentucky’s Farms to Food Banks program become even more important during these times. Read more about the work being done by these “shining stars” and how you can help in the latest issue of The AgriNutrition Edge Report.
Also find out about how the pandemic is affecting carbonated beverages and learn about an opportunity to join me and several of my colleagues for a FREE webinar on June 2 about successfully making the pivot to virtual meetings, classes and conferences.