Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition

Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition (MAFRAC) aims to coordinate efforts to keep people fed, farmers growing, and small food businesses operating in the face of COVID-19 and other crises. Local food systems feed communities — they drive economies, reflect diversity, provide nourishment, and employ countless people from farm workers to dishwashers. The small farms that form the backbone of local food systems are in a moment of extreme vulnerability, as many of the buyers they rely on (universities, K-12 schools, restaurants) shut their doors or trim their operations, with the growing season just around the corner. It is imperative that we invest in the local food system now, both to keep farms and food businesses a viable and stable source of food production, and to provide equitable food access to the most vulnerable in our communities.

www.mafrac.org

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