Case Study: Helping Public Schools Combat Food Access Challenges During COVID-19

The Common Market
March 1, 2021

This new case study from The Common Market highlights how its Farm-Fresh Box Program brought normalcy to families throughout New Jersey and Texas (Austin Independent School District), increased healthy food access and participation in meal programs, and created revenue for small to mid-scale family farmers during COVID-19. These schools shine bright as community anchors, helped through the creative use of federal funding (The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program) and via independent philanthropic support, and ultimately, innovative collaboration. The case study provides recommendations for schools looking to explore creative ways to bring fresh, local produce to their food service.

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