Mapping Networks, Resources, Gaps and Vulnerabilities in Middlesex County’s Emergency Food System During an Emergency


This report examines the networks, resources, gaps, and vulnerabilities in the County’s emergency food system. The objective of the project was to better understand to understand how food pantries and food banks are affected during emergencies to ensure that people can access and receive food in a crisis. The following questions guided the research design, findings, and recommendations: 1. Who do emergency food actors network with, and what is their relationship with municipal county, and state governments? 2. What emergency plans do they have in place? 3. What challenges did they face and relationships did they form during recent environmental and public health emergencies? 4. What do they need to strengthen to prepare for future emergencies?