Informatics for Community Food Resilience
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This week we’ll be discussing Community Food Pathways.
Which communities can we map? Who are we already involved with? Consider mapping foodshed around these places:
What do our communities look like?
- Bring together literature -- do you have any?
- Listing sources and sinks of food
- What is “local” for different types of food
- Cultural niches -- food values
- Mapping techniques
- Individuals: Farmer to consumer and everybody in between
- Tools and systems connecting the individuals
- Places and spaces people come together and food moves through
- Governing entities and policies
- What is our starting node for these communities?
- People in the project can connect us with a node, different for each community?
- How would we map? MIRO?
- Farmers market shoppers
- Service New Yorkers
- Supply line from upstate growers -> NY marketplace
- Green markets in 5 boroughs, concentrated in Manhattan, brooklyn and queens
- Staten island and the bronx only have a ew
- Large scale FM e.g., union square
- Market goers
- City home shoppers
- Souvenirs grab and go
- sMaller neighborhood markets
- Strategically placed in d
- Preset food sourced from GrowNYC wholesale. Affordable boxes that can be picked up at different sites in the city
- Managed by growNYC or by…
- Local teenages & community organizations, ex-youth markets
- Consumer groups impacted by the pandemic
- Anyone who’s lost their job
- Communities at risk of COVID-19 who can’t go to sites
- Lack last-mile delivery logistics
- Customers of farm stands and green markets
- Some have alternatives, but this is a pinch point
- Victoria A.: grocery prices are going up
- D. Calderon: if not already, they will. E.g., animal protein
- Who are the people we should be talking to?
- Friends of friends :)
- How do we talk to people who can answer these questions?
- Beginning farmer program helping LatinX community
- Methods of communication?
- Preferred forms of comms, e.g., whatsapp vs newsletters
- Languages e.g., Spanish
- Live interpretation/captioning
- Market managers
- Food hub coordinators
- Community garden coordinators
- Indian grocery stores
- Church pantries
- Gleaner communities
- Rochester: community schools
- Resource rooms have available services e.g., translation, clothing, food.
- No questions asked resource provision
- NY schools are taking on different roles
- Pivoting to selling direct groceries to consumers
- Martinez, Lafayette, Virgina…
- What about restaurants that are sourcing from local farms?
- Geographic mapping and Network mapping,
- Erik’s Transportation map?
- What partners are working in different nodes?
- What distributors are they working with?
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- Selection bias and survivor bias
- What type of problems are we trying to solve>
- We don’t know what’s missing because we don’t know what we don’t know
- Can we create a list of types of pain points? What causes this?
- Lack of knowledge or interest in food
- Personal taste
- Information bottlenecks & throughput challenges
- Consumers don’t know where/how to connect to local farmers
- What problems are we overlooking?
- How deep do we want to go into a foodshed?
- How are places like this affected by lockdown?
- What types of communities are in this area?
- Centered around Poughkeepsie
- Erik: technical assistance advisor around markets
- Community gardens
- Who is in greatest need? Who isn’t being reached?
- What are their needs and challenges?
- Coordination and Distribution
- What coordination and distribution models are working?
- Which ones are overloaded?
- Which ones have crumbled?
- Where are new models are needed?
- What new models have already emerged?
Next: Establish the mapping process
- Spend a week broadly mapping a few communities:
from Ankita Raturi to Everyone: 3:04 PM
from Victoria A. to Everyone: 3:27 PM
I have heard that grocery prices are going up.
from D Calderon to Everyone: 3:31 PM
Well if they haven't going up yet, they will
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Animal protein in particular
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What social media platforms are going to be the ones you are planning to use?
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We have materials that you can share on your platform of choice here: https://resilientfood.org/index.php/spread-the-word/
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we also have a twitter post and an instragram post available for sharing
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Let me know if you have a preferred mode of sharing!
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