Facilitating food donations and nutrition guidance in Alaska during pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment rates increased, putting a greater strain on food resources throughout Alaska, including the MatSu area. Methods of distributing food and nutritional education needed to change due to the pandemic. The Alaska Tilth Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension, working closely with community partners, provided produce from local farms and nutrition information to people in the community.
The institute’s nutrition education efforts and partnerships increased community capacity for addressing hunger. The Tilth program not only helped supply food for people in need, but it also helps support local farmers, making our food system more reliable.
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