Nonprofits find new ways to support local farms, community food needs during COVID-19

Nonprofits find new ways to support local farms, community food needs during COVID-19

When the pandemic arrived in March of 2020, school closures dealt a blow to our routines in countless ways. There were the obvious ones — what does online education look like? — and other ones that took a while to play out. 

One point of impact that may not have registered on the community radar is the blow the pandemic dealt to the local farms that had been marking steady increases in the amount of produce they provided to our local school districts. For nearly 10 years, the momentum in the amount of local food purchased by our school districts has continued to grow, supported by a commitment from the schools, an infusion of local, state and national grants, and guided by Wello’s Brown County Farm to School Task Force. 

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(Courthouse News photo/Barbara Leonard) ZURICH (AFP) — If your pet is a picky eater now, wait until it sees what Nestle’s pet food brand Purina has in store: a new line of chow based on insect protein. The Swiss food giant said Thursday that Purina was launching a line based […]
Nestle’s Purina Launches Insect-Based Pet Food