Our Mission is to Transform Disaster Response & Recovery Planning for Food Systems

The new reality of food system disruptions

The severity of today’s disasters means food systems can take months or even years to fully recover. As a result, more people need emergency food – and for longer periods – than plans often estimate. 

Today’s disasters are also more frequent, straining the capacity of state and federal relief agencies to respond. This means cities also need to leverage more of their own food assets and rely less on external aid. 

Cities need new solutions
Existing emergency plans for cities and regions often fail to adequately prepare for today's threats to food systems. It's time for cities and regions to update their emergency plans to ensure their food systems can recover quickly, and equitably, after disasters strike.
What we do
We help cities and regions develop better plans for food system disruptions through a combination of research, strategic planning, and community engagement. These plans reflect today’s disaster realities and the unique vulnerabilities of each food system, leading to a more efficient and equitable emergency response and faster recovery period.


We offer a streamlined approach that helps communities develop effective plans and strategies for their city’s unique food system that incorporates learnings from cities globally.

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