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Field Reports

The Impact of COVID-19 on California’s Emergency Food System

Max De Faria, Emerson Fellow
Published 2020-2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented demand on California’s emergency food system. As the emergency food system found innovative opportunities to respond to community needs, government programs had varying and, often times, unequal impacts across California’s many counties. This report highlights how the pandemic impacted the emergency food system at different times during the 2020 crisis as well as provides policy recommendations for all levels of government in order to address the long term impacts of COVID-19 for the emergency food system.

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Publication tags: Field Reports - COVID-19 Pandemic, Emergency Food Network

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Max De Faria

Emerson Fellow