USDA is buying $3 billion worth of food to distribute to emergency food programs through the Farmers to Food Banks initiative. Roughly 7% of that is going to local and regional farmers according to NSAC.
Come to EcoFarm's Farms to Food Bank webinar
on Tuesday July 28 at 12 noon PT/ 3 pm ET to engage in a discussion with leading activists and farmers from across the country about this program. We'll discuss such question as:
- Is this program a lucrative market in the pandemic for small farmers?
- How does this program impact food banks and the populations they serve?
- What's the long term impact of this effort on food banks, USDA procurement, and local food systems?
Webinar participants include
Wes King, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, DC
Jered Lawson, Pie Ranch, CA
Lon Inaba, Inaba Farms, WA
Christina Wong, NW Harvest, WA
Josh Lohnes, WV University, WV
Thaddeus Barsotti, Capay Organic, CA