Minnesota Food Funders Network: Adaptations in Food Distribution Systems: Now What?

Friday, October 1, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am CDT

With recent changes imposed by COVID-19, food systems have changed dramatically. What’s in store next? What new models of food delivery and distribution are here to stay, such as virtual farmers markets, online CSAs and SNAP delivery via Amazon? How will changes to food supply chains impact consumers, food access, food prices and food availability? As pilot programs transform into long-term solutions, how can these models be improved? What will be the long term impact on local food distribution, including issues of equity around food access? And what new opportunities are ready to go to scale? What is the role of philanthropy is this new era? Join this conversation as we consider how shifting food markets and consumer habits will adapt and stabilize in the near future.


  • Sarah Aughenbaugh, Supervisor, Food and Nutrition Programs, Office of Economic Opportunity at Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Samia Hamdan, Special Nutrition Programs Director, Midwest Regional Office, USDA
  • Kathy Zeman, Executive Director, Minnesota Farmers' Market Association

This conversation is open to all MFFN members and MCF members interested in issues of food and food funding. Log-in details will be provided in your confirmation email. MCF members may log-in and register. Non-member food funders may reach out to Paul Masiarchin to register. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Paul Masiarchin, pmasiarchin@mcf.org.

The Minnesota Food Funders Network (MFFN) is a group of Minnesota-based funders who make informed, coordinated and strategic investments to improve key facets of our food system. Our shared commitment to the vitality and prosperity of our state’s communities and resilience of our landscapes inspire us to work together.

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