We have the resources to build a better food system here in Iowa

The Des Moines Register published this op-ed written by HealthConnect Fellow Aubrey Alvarez, executive director of Eat Greater Des Moines: 

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on our food system. Iowa families already struggling to provide food for their families are now scrambling for options. Local pantries are seeing double-digit spikes as schools remain closed and unemployment rises.

While many individuals and businesses are stepping up to support hunger relief, the system is overwhelmed with the surge in need. Meanwhile, we have an excess of healthy, edible food available that could meet this need if we commit to building that system.

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