The Vitalyst Spark Podcast

Ep. 5 Meet MarCo: Healthy Affordable Local Foods and COVID-19

he coronavirus pandemic has placed several elements of a healthy community center stage, and not the least of these is affordable, accessible, healthy food. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we sat down with two members of the Maricopa County Food System Coalition to learn about local food production. Were it not for COVID-19, the Coalition was all set to hold a big five-year anniversary event this past March. Today, we’re moving part of the purpose of that celebration online, by introducing you to the coalition’s breadth and depth, illuminating key concepts and issues, and sharing with you the fantastic work the coalition has been doing. Listen now, as we talk about the role of food systems in creating healthy communities – especially in the context of COVID-19 – and discover what we can do together to improve health and well-being in Arizona. Links: The Maricopa Food System Coalition: Local First Arizona Foundation's Good Food Finder AZ: Pinnacle Prevention COVID-19 Resources: Grab n' Go Free School Meals during COVID-19: Double Up Food Bucks Unlimited during COVID-19:

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