COVID-19 Food Response and Policy Inventory
Nonprofits, private industry, and policy makers are working to help ensure people across the US have access to nourishing food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food systems stakeholders are meeting the challenges raised by the pandemic, such as reinforcing a resilient supply chain, supporting the changing landscape of the restaurant industry, and addressing food access during isolation, among others.
This inventory provides a view into how actors across the food system initially responded to these challenges and nourish our communities while participating in social distancing. Compiled from March 20 – July 15, 2020 from publicly-available information, this tool is not an endorsement of one organization, company, or approach over another. To learn more about how this tool was built and the criteria for entry, please view our methodology. The Center for Public Health’s report, Hungry for Action: Building Food Systems Resiliency, combines learnings from the Inventory with follow-up interviews with nearly a dozen food systems stakeholders.
Monetary Commitment by Industry
Pounds of Food/Meals Donated by Industry
Retailer: 36,944,000 or Restaurant: 10,381,992 or Other Industry: 27,319,600
Hungry for Action: Building Food System Resiliency Amid COVID-19
The Center for Public Health’s analysis of trends in the COVID-19 Food Response and Policy Inventory and follow-up interviews with nearly a dozen food systems stakeholders make one key finding clear: Innovative partnerships are critical to a resilient food system. This report identifies successful, scalable partnership trends and ways for food system stakeholders to create and nurture impactful partnerships.Read the Report