Pandemic Food Supply and Redistribution Program
The Coronavirus pandemic set off a cascade of events in the US food supply chain as food processing plants have forced to close, and grocery stores and food pantries are struggling to keep shelves stocked. During the COVID-19 crisis The Jahn Research Group partnered with Repositrak to form FoodSource USA, a national initiative to mitigate perishable food waste and redirect it to food banks and pantries. FoodSource USA creates a connection between suppliers and recipients to direct unused perishable foods such as meat, produce and dairy, and facilitates support from government agencies to fund labor from producers and processors. We connect suppliers to processors, and processors to food banks, so they can support their communities. On April 24th, 2020 FoodSource USA launched their pilot program in Kansas with Liberty Fruit and Harvesters. For more information on FoodSource USA, visit the website.