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:
A special issue of the IFPRI Insights newsletter highlights a series of analyses from IFPRI researchers and guest contributors on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national and global food and nutrition security, poverty, and development.
Maximo Torero, Assistant Director General for Economic and Social Development at FAO, calls for a four-pronged approach to help food supply chains withstand the shock of the pandemic.
A policy paper from CARE examines the gender implications of COVID-19 outbreaks in development and humanitarian settings, including potential adverse effects on education, food security and nutrition, health, livelihoods, and protection.
The spread of Coronavirus in the U.S. has brought some challenges that communities across the country have not been prepared for. Many children in need who rely on school meals, for example, do not have access to these meals while schools are closed. Small food and farm businesses that rely on their client base are now forced to close their doors and even let their workers go. Older community members who might be more vulnerable to the virus due to their health conditions may experience difficulties in getting food supplies. These are just some examples and there are many more challenges that communities might be facing going forward.
Luckily, even while socially distancing ourselves, we can support each other. You can try your skills in painting, writing poetry or prose. We encourage you to submit your work here!
You can also help in your community by offering help in local online forums to buy groceries for those who can't and you can keep supporting local food and farm businesses.
You can also donate to those in need. NO KID HUNGRY is an organization that fights child hunger in America.
Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) has cancelled the 56th Annual Conference on Food Safety due to COVID-19 concerns. Everyone's safety is a priority now. Stay tuned for virtual events: www.aiard.org
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