Many Americans have lost their jobs or been furloughed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more of them have turned to local food pantries to put food on the table.
But food banks have struggled to acquire adequate food supplies for residents.
This hour, we take a look at our country’s food system and the pandemic’s affect on food insecurity. COVID-19 has disrupted the food supply chain at every level, from farms to distributors to your local grocery store.
Have you needed to visit a food pantry during this crisis or have you had trouble getting the food you need from the store? We want to hear from you.
- Nancy Coughlin - CEO of Person-to-Person, a nonprofit agency operating 3 food pantries in lower Fairfield County
- Carolyn Russell - Senior director of procurement and member services at Connecticut Food Bank
- Andy Novaković - Professor of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University
- Latha Swamy - Food System Policy Director for the city of New Haven. Learn more about food resources in New Haven during the pandemic here.
Cat Pastor contributed to this show.