This meeting centered around the launch of a brand new online platform capable of showing who is suffering from food insecurity and specifically where.
The platform is called Food Stat and will help churches, government agencies and non-profit groups analyze their community’s access to food.
Leaders at the meeting also announced plans for new tax credits to encourage hunters and farmers to turn in their extra food as opposed to letting it go to waste.
“We can actually get down to particular apartment buildings that have subsidized housing units in them and we can really look at census tracked level data with a laser like focus to see where our efforts would be most beneficial,” said Manna Food Center Director of Programs Jenna Umbriac.
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