To build on the success of EMtY, this USDA-funded project aims to use the lessons learned to develop a pandemic and disaster plan for future eMTY programs. This will be complemented by establishing an action plan to enhance food access for at risk children and communities.

Exploring this is vitally important because food access is required to provide communities with the resilience needed to rapidly overcome the health, societal and economic consequences of pandemics and disasters1.




1. Ryan BJ, Coppola D, Canyon DV, Brickhouse M, Swienton R. COVID-19 Community Stabilization and Sustainability Framework: An Integration of the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and Social Determinants of Health. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Oct;14(5):623-629. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2020.109. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32314954; PMCID: PMC7203164.

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