Write @ 750- 900 words in a blog style. Include some maps or photos.
Write in general about the pandemic and its effects on the food system using the articles/video assigned (# 2-4) and doing a little more research on your own. What was lacking in terms of government intervention in the early stages that could have prevented so much food waste and what imaginative local (and non-local) solutions were created practically overnight to come to so many people’s aid? Write about the work of the food banks across the country, local L.A. non-profits such as No Us Without You, Hunger Action Los Angeles, etc. Read about the work of José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org/ as one very successful model.
2. “Undocumented restaurant workers have no safety net. Here’s how a Boyle Heights charity is stepping up to help:” https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020-04-09/undocumented-restaurant-workers-boyle-height-aid
3. “Food, a Basic Pleasure, Is Suddenly Fraught,” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/dining/food-shortage-coronavirus.html
4. “Rotting food. Hungry masses. Chaotic supply chains. Coronavirus upends the U.S. food system,” https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-05/coronavirus-food-supply-chain-makers-distributors-retailers