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 … Read more
Leland Hunger Fellow Sara Higgins appeared on Catholic Faith Network Live to share her research on how COVID-19, conflict, extreme weather events, and economic crises have increased rates of food insecurity around the world, and what her host organization Catholic … Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many Native American communities and food producers hard. Despite current and longstanding challenges in Indian Country, many Native advocates, organizations, and food businesses have worked to address hunger and promote food sovereignty and entrepreneurship in … Read more
In this webinar recording from October 29th 2020, Chelsie Kolberg and Bryan Pride from Rise Against Hunger share their experiences of overcoming barriers to program implementation created by COVID-19 through a case study of implementing training videos in a … Read more
An essential question that leaders have been forced to ask since the pandemic’s onset is: How do we feed children and assist their learning when states are forced to close schools, in order to keep children safe? This project adds … Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges and changes to federal child nutrition programs across the state of Massachusetts. While the USDA-instated waivers and flexibilties were a direct response to issues brought about by the pandemic including the disruption of school … Read more
There is a great deal of diversity across Western Washington counties in terms of rurality, demographic makeup, and economic sectors. To understand how the pandemic has been impacting these counties, the report focused on reviewing local community needs and assets … Read more
Special thanks to Tyson Foods, Inc. for their support of Emma’s placement at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
9th class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, briefly addresses how the 2025 Forum on “Moving from Relief to Resilience” will address the issues and challenges that Malawi will face while striving towards resilience in all spheres of development in this blog post.
Reaching Beyond Food: A toolkit for engaging in grassroots community development to strengthen community wellness is a guide outlining the process of building a collaborative community development effort from an emergency food systems perspective. It is meant to provide local leaders with … Read more
Ensuring a Dignified Experience: Why and How is a handbook for staff, board, volunteers, members and clients of emergency food programs with best practices for addressing the root causes of hunger, ensuring dignified programmatic operations and personal interactions, and working … Read more
The Harvest Process catalogues case studies of processing projects within charitable food organizations around the country. Nora synthesized the information from the case studies and identified recommendations for the Vermont Foodbank to construct a financially viable model to preserve agricultural … Read more