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COVID-19 is pushing our food system to its limits (Part 1)

Organization: Medium, Common Future
Published: 2020

This is Part 1 of a "Medium" series covering the impact of COVID-19 on the American food system and solutions recommended by local leaders.

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COVID-19 is pushing our food system to its limits (Part 2)

Author: Caitlin Morelli
Organization: Medium, Common Future
Published: 2020

This is Part 2 of a "Medium" series covering the impact of COVID-19 on the American food system and solutions recommended by local leaders.

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COVID-19 Open Forum (April 14, 2020)

Organization: FINE
Published: 2020

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores of NH and VT.

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COVID-19 Open Forum (March 24, 2020)

Organization: FINE
Published: 2020

This virtual forum for dining directors and interested partners shared responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Nearly 100 participants from New England and around the United States.

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COVID-19 Open Forum (March 31, 2020)

Organization: FINE
Published: 2020

In this second virtual forum, we discussed challenges and solutions in the institutional food system as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 70 people participated from New England, around the US, and beyond. Breakout sessions dived more deeply into K-12 schools, Campus (college/university), Health Care, and Production/Farming/Fishing (breakouts are summarized verbally at the end, but were not recorded).

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Covid-19 Pandemic Resources for Fishermen

Organization: Maine Coast Fishermen's Association
Published: 2020

A curated a list of resources to keep fishermen healthy and financially secure.

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COVID-19 Philanthropic Response and Recovery Funds: Food & Agriculture System

Organization: Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders
Published: 2020

The Sustainable Ag and Food System Funders organization has pulled together an list of philanthropic funding programs and links to support food and farming during the response to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Organization: CT Dept of Agriculture
Published: 2020

Connecticut Department of Agriculture has assembled a list of COVID-19 resources for the agricultural industry, including Agribusiness General Information, Aquaculture, Business Services, Dairy, Equine, Poultry & Livestock, Farmers' Markets & Farm Stands/Stores, Food Safety and Produce, Food Industry, Labor & Employer Resources, and Pets.

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COVID-19 Resources for Rhode Island Food Business

Organization: Rhode Island Food Policy Council
Published: 2020

In response to the spread of COVID-19, the Rhode Island Food Policy Council is aggregating information on available food access and food business resources and opportunities.

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COVID-19 Responses & Resources for the Campus

Organization: Campus Compact
Published: 2020

Google folder of campus resources related to COVID-19 responses. Includes information on teaching and learning, community and civic engagement, risk management, and others.

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COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems

Organization: International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
Published: 2020

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has taken stock of the past 100 days amid the global pandemic, with a new communiqué on COVID-19 and the crisis in food systems. What are the symptoms and causes of this food crisis? Why are we in the midst of this perfect storm? What can be done immediately to avert more damage to society and the economy? And what are the structural changes we now need to protect people and planet?

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COVID-19 and the NH Food System

Organization: NH Food Alliance
Published: 2020

A list of COVID-19 resources for New Hampshire.

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COVID-19: Online Ordering, Home Deliveries, and Closures in Central MA

Organization: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Published: 2020

Searchable map of local food, home delivery, and curbside pickup in central Massachusetts.

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Dairy Education Resource Hub

Organization: FINE
Published: 2018

This webpage collects links to organizations and resources focused on dairy education initiatives in New England. Classroom lessons, educator workshops, cafeteria recipes, promotional materials, funding sources, and collaborative networks.

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Developing a seasonal harvest program

Organization: Health Care Without Harm
Published: 2019

Increasingly institutions are procuring local foods to meet customer demand and to align with organizational goals. While they are robustly engaged in this work, food service operators may not be actively promoting their efforts. A seasonal harvest program can meet their distinct need to do so. With ready-to-use materials that highlight the foods they buy and intentional messaging that conveys the value of local and seasonal eating, seasonal harvest campaigns can help institutions elevate their work to customers and leadership and increase awareness of the far-reaching impacts of their food service activities.

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Dining Operator Listserv

Organization: FINE

This listserv has been created through Google Groups as a collaboration tool for dining program directors, chefs, other food service operators and community partners engaged in the procurement, preparation and promotion of foods raised, grown and produced in New England.

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Distribution & Wholesale Financial Decision Making Tool

Organization: NOFA-VT
Published: 2020

This series of spreadsheets assist with decision making related to market channels and distribution options. In this tool you will find easy to use calculators to determine annual distribution costs and break-even analysis for dollar value or case count needed on a vehicle. These calculators will help you determine the costs associated with utilizing a shipping service, distributor, or self distribution, and will also break down costs of owning versus leasing a delivery vehicle. The workbook also includes a Wholesale Price Waterfall calculator which will allow you to model the potential return a producer may expect to receive if selling into wholesale channels, after margins and trade allowances are deducted.

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Early COVID-19 Impacts on Food Retail and Restaurants: Consumer Perspectives from Vermont

Author: Emily H. Belarmino, Farryl Bertmann, Thomas Wentworth, Erin Biehl, Roni Neff, Meredith T. Niles
Organization: University of Vermont, Johns Hopkins University
Published: 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected people worldwide, disrupting food access and security. To understand how food systems and security are impacted during this pandemic, an online survey was launched in Vermont from March 29th - April 12th, 2020 (less than a week after the Governor’s Stay Home/Stay Safe order). A total of 3,219 Vermonters responded, and nearly half provided written remarks in response to open-ended questions about worries or general comments. This brief summarizes survey findings and respondent comments about food retail and restaurants. We use quantitative data to understand the frequency of beliefs and behaviors, and qualitative data to understand respondents’ experiences and perspectives in their own words. Of note, the findings reflect early responses to and concerns with food-related risk; as more information was provided by experts, these fears may have been allayed. This will be investigated in future iterations of the survey.

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Economic Contribution and Potential Impact of Local Food Purchases Made by Vermont Schools

Author: Erin Roche, Florence Becot, Jane Kolodinsky, David Conner
Organization: Center for Rural Stuies at the University of Vermont, Vermont Farm to School Network
Published: 2016

In 2015, the Vermont Farm to School (FTS) Network’s Economic Value Working Team partnered with the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) and the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) at the University of Vermont (UVM) to measure the economic contribution and impacts of FTS in Vermont.

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Economic Impacts of Farm to School Case Studies and Assessment Tools

Author: Libby O. Christensen, Becca B.R. Jablonski, Lacy Stephens, Anupama Joshi
Organization: National Farm to School Network
Published: 2017

This report presents findings from surveys conducted with 26 producers in nine states, highlighting economic impact assessment findings from two case studies: Minneapolis Public Schools and the state of Georgia. The findings of these case studies provide new insight into the potential for farm to school procurement to positively impact local economies.

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