Local Foods Open Space Community Discussion
Join us for a bi-weekly open space discussion with the local foods community. We invite farms, food stands, farmers markets, CSA's, small grocers, cottage food businesses, farm-to-school programs, restaurants, pop-up food shops, and other food businesses to attend. Registration is free!
SNAP Benefits Expansion
May 26 | 2:30-4:30 pm
*Please note this meeting will be on Tuesday due to Memorial Day*
Melissa Terry, Food Policy Researcher and MS AgEd Candidate in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas
, will discuss the online expansion of SNAP benefits at both the national and state level in reaction to increased demand from COVID-19. A Q&A discussion will follow.
Local Food Access and School Nutrition
June 8 | 2:30-4:30 pm
Sarah Lane, Farm to School & Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, will provide updates on the Arkansas COVID-19 Food Access Map, school meals, and farm to school programming for Arkansas.
Ally Mrachek, Child Nutrition Director for Fayetteville Public Schools, will discuss how they have adapted and continued to serve meals to students amid COVID-19.