Food Literacy Project Response to Covid-19 Virus and Recent Closures
Now more than ever, the Food Literacy Project’s work to promote food equality, improve community health, and address social justice issues matter! Anchored in our mission and leveraging our strongest assets – including the board, our partners and supporters – we are re-thinking what it means to “farm on” under the circumstances, and how our team can continue to provide much-needed healthy food to our neighbors – along with the joy of learning by doing – throughout this crisis. Here’s what the Food Literacy Project is doing:
- Maintaining contact – with physical distancing – with Field-to-Fork club families from Hazelwood Elementary School
- Delivering weekly no-cost produce share (produce from Field Day Family Farm and pantry items donated by Rainbow Blossom) weekly club newsletter, recipes for how to use the vegetables, veggie plant starts, pots and projects to do at home while in isolation.
- Emailing cooking demos for club members (archived for wide distribution on our YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and Resource page).
- Dropping off the food prepared in demos to neighbors in need.
- The YCAP crew is working on:
- Photovoice projects.
- Creating cooking and gardening content we can share as part of our online programming.
- Engaging in self-study and group reflections on issues related to food security and racial equity.
- Increasing social media presence with new content and sharing relevant resources.
- Maintaining contact with board members, donors, volunteers and stakeholders to better understand evolving community needs.
- Integrating social distancing practices into our urban farming operation so our staff can continue to cultivate the farm until it is safe for our YCAP crew to return to in-person work.
- Providing resources for outdoor learning activities to teachers to share with their classes.