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Socrates Goes Digital : US Food Security in Challenging Times

May 29, 2020  • Socrates Program

Many people had read about food deserts and food security before the coronavirus pandemic, but the last two months have revealed concerning brittleness in the food supply chain. We see reports on farmers destroying food they can’t store while food pantries are over-subscribed. What are the public and private sectors currently doing to ensure supply chains are safe? Who are the portions of the US population are at most risk? What should be the actions to provide food security for the most vulnerable populations? What could be the implications brought by COVID-19 for food security in the future?

Clarence H. Carter, Director of the Office of Family Assistance and the Acting Director of the Office of Community Services at HHS’s Administration for Children and Families, in conversation with Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program. Cordell Carter.