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Local Food Surges in U.S. During Pandemic

ag work While not without real challenges, family farmers – especially those able to directly sell to individuals – are responding with agility and creativity to help meet the food needs of surrounding areas. We give thanks to them and all who produce food, especially during this crisis. Here is a roundup of articles from this morning…. Read more »

Food in a Pandemic: Curated Cream of the Crop

Will we have enough to eat?! Great attention is being paid to our food and farm system given the fault lines laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are learning how much there is that needs changing! I have selected articles in the nine topics listed below and hope these are helpful as we envision… Read more »

Food Banks are Supporting Communities in COVID-19

In return, let us support food banks! By Rebecca Barnes, PHP Coordinator Food is a basic necessity of survival. While in “normal” times food insecurity is a gross problem in the United States, we are now seeing huge surges in the numbers of people waiting in long lines at food distribution sites as COVID-19 exacerbates… Read more »

Tips for Responding to Hunger in a Pandemic

10 Ways to Faithfully Respond With gratitude to Ryan Cumming (ELCA) from whom I borrowed liberally; but any mistakes are mine. ~ Andrew Kang Bartlett This is completely new territory for many of us. As we respond to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the routine daily movements of individuals, faith communities, businesses, and more… Read more »

Disaster Capitalism & Food Imperialism in Puerto Rico

ian on finca Scaling Up Agroecology in Puerto Rico By Andrew Kang Bartlett The Presbyterian Hunger Program is eager to support the expansion of agriculture that cools the planet, cares for God’s creation, and prioritizes the needs of producers and eaters. Agroecology is that approach and we are excited about the work of Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica… Read more »

Veil lifted on factory farms!

touch guy piglet with straw in mouth First Nationwide Study Reveals Widespread Opposition The PC(USA) General Assembly in 2016 passed the On Advocacy Against Factory Farming resolution. The opposition to factory farms (CAFOs), where hundreds, sometimes thousands of animals are raised, seems to be growing in the United States. [See bottom for explanation of CAFO] The first nationwide survey on the topic,… Read more »

Down-to-earth spiritual farming on the rise!

CA farm couple Judging by the 900 people at last year’s Biodynamics Conference in Portland and the 700+ assembled in upstate New York this year, biodynamic farming is swelling! Given the high yields of healthy produce, grains and protein and resilience to climate change, the timing of this popularity couldn’t be better. Our minds and hearts have opened,… Read more »

Racial Wealth Gap Simulation!

from equality to equity to liberation Here’s a great educational tool from Bread for the World and NETWORK for getting – or keeping – the conversation going about hunger, poverty, inequality and race. The biblical study guide grounds the simulation in our Christian faith. The focus on policy is helpful in understanding how racism has translated into economic inequality and the… Read more »