Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Responds to a Global Pandemic
Due to this pandemic quagmire that we’re facing now, which comes at a critical time for getting crops in the ground, MAUF’s leadership believes that all our focus should be on fighting this pandemic.
MAUF has shifted 60% of its resources and time to feeding people in the surrounding communities.
We are gleaning fields so that people can have access to fresh vegetables.
Our trucks are being used to transport food from the food bank.
This year’s revenue from farmers’ markets will be reduced as a result of decreased community participation, i.e. pedestrian foot traffic, at the markets. Reduced direct sales to local restaurants will also impact this year’s revenue.
Fortunately, produce previously earmarked for local restaurants will not be wasted because we will be able to increase our donations to local residents in communities where there is limited access or unavailability of fresh and nutritious food.