The newest emergency food provider partnership on the Southcoast began in January 2021 with the Shah Foundation, Stock Pot Malden, and a committed group of community partners. In six months, we have delivered 285,952 catered breakfasts and lunches to children, 18 years and younger, in Wareham, New Bedford, and Fall River. Now, the Southcoast Food Policy Council is turning its attention to setting up the infrastructure of the Food Policy Council. As the Food Policy Council emerges, we will have several Working Groups.
We love food and it is an integral part of our lives. Food is part of an extensive system impacted by COVID, climate change, and other factors that have disrupted our fragile supply chain. We must simultaneously address strategies to improve health, education, grow economies, and concretize climate change solutions because the systems are interrelated. We think globally and critically in big systems, but we act locally.