CRFS Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges and concerns to our tables. Please email us if you have a need that we may be able to help with.

Always and especially now, we at the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, partners, and the people in the many communities that we work with.

We are figuring out how to adapt to new challenges and keep ourselves, our families, and communities safe while also attending to the urgent needs this emergency is creating and exacerbating. We remain actively engaged with our partners.

Our team is working remotely according to the direction of MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources administration. The physical distance working remotely creates is one action we are taking to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information about MSU's response, please visit MSU's 2019 Novel Coronavirus page.

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the deep inequities that exist in the food, labor, and health systems - inequities that are all interconnected. It has also begun to draw on the talents, the spirit of compassion, and innovation present in our networks and collaborations.

Our work is evolving in response to the effects of COVID-19 but the goal of creating a food system that is equitable, accessible, healthy, fair, diverse, and sustainable remains. We will continue to stay in communication and provide whatever support we can during this time.

The strength of our community and networks are more important than ever. Please email us if you have a need that we may be able to help with.

--If you need information about food-related resources for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, such as food assistance or food business support, we have compiled this listing for your reference.-- 

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