UNC’s Food for All Partnership convened an urgent virtual meeting on March 18 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in North Carolina — and to brainstorm potential responses.
The partnership is an interdisciplinary committee of academic and community members who meet regularly about food-related efforts on campus and in the surrounding community.
The Food for All Partnership is an extension of the University-wide theme “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives” (2015–18), now coordinated by the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Among other resources, the center’s No Kid Hungry N.C. team shared a web-based tool that communicates where meals are available for students, since all schools statewide currently are closed due to COVID-19.
Many students depend on school meals as their primary source of food, so the summer food service program at the Department of Public Instruction is now providing meals across the state. No Kid Hungry N.C. is joining with state agency leaders to support school districts and community partners who are working together to deliver meals to students.