Nimble in a pandemic: Lessons learned from Concrete Jungle’s Grocery Delivery Program

  • Rachel Blacher Concrete Jungle
  • Nichole Fields-Kyle Concrete Jungle
Keywords: Emergency Food Response, Food Pantry, Food Delivery, COVID-19, Pandemic

Abstract

First paragraph:

As a leader in Atlanta’s fresh produce supply chain for people with limited access to fruits and vegetables, Concrete Jungle (CJ) has established a robust network of partnerships with food and social service community organizations to support Atlanta’s food-insecure population. Founded in 2009, CJ is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that coordinates approximately 1,700 volunteers annually to pick produce within the city and across Georgia and delivers it to community food distribution partners.  CJ staff and volunteers also lead healthy food recipe demonstrations. To date, CJ has picked 158,292 pounds (633,169 servings) of produce within Atlanta and across Georgia. . . .

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Author Biographies

Rachel Blacher, Concrete Jungle

MPH, Member, Advisory Board

Nichole Fields-Kyle, Concrete Jungle

MPH, Program Manager

Logo for JAFSCD Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Published
2021-02-07
How to Cite
Blacher, R., & Fields-Kyle, N. (2021). Nimble in a pandemic: Lessons learned from Concrete Jungle’s Grocery Delivery Program. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(2), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.102.011
Section
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System