Here's a late-March 2020 article by the folks at Feeding America with projected levels of increased food insecurity caused by the pandemic:
Three scenarios are described that, depending on the level of job losses, could mean that 4 - 17 million more Americans will be food insecure compared to pre-pandemic levels of 37 million -- it all depends on the extent of job/income losses.
Hiram LarewWed, Apr 22, 11:17 AM (1 day ago)
Global report on food crises is now out: https://www.fsinplatform.org/global-report-food-crises-2020
The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger.
Here's an announcement from the Farm Foundation about an online discussion about the impact of the pandemic on American agriculture and food systems. Registration is free.
The forum will take place on April 28th, 2020:
A recent article by Roger Thurow about how the pandemic has showcased hunger in America.
Here's a note from a daily newsletter called The Hill. This particular email focuses on food that's being wasted during the pandemic.
This online, open-to-all session, sponsored by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will focus on food and nutrition during the pandemic:
FAO's Work on Nutrition and Food Systems in the time of COVID-19April 23, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 am (EDT)
Here's notice of early concerns over possible food shortages around the world in the wake of the health crisis:
The Global Food Security Program presents an
Are We Heading toward
Another Global Food Price Crisis? Friday, April 17, 202010:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.Center for Strategic & International Studies
Here is the link to the event: https://www.csis.org/events/online-event-are-we-heading-toward-another-global-food-price-crisis?utm_source=CSIS%20All&utm_campaign=7cab745f68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_09_02_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f326fc46b6-7cab745f68-144498349
Here's another important appeal from the Maryland Food Bank. Similar appeals from other foodbanks across the country are underway. As the pandemic leads to greater levels of hunger, we are all called upon to pitch in. If you can, please donate. And, if you can write a poem about pandemic-caused hunger, in the Now More than Ever mode, please send it to PoetryXHunger@gmail.com so that we can post it on this website
While food security may not be directly addressed in this webinar, the general points that will be discussed will affect -- and be affected by -- food security:
Here's an article from the folks at Food Tank with helpful insights on how the food system is responding to the pandemic:
Poetry X Hunger
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