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Cass Clay Food Partners COVID-19 Response

from Ehrens Consulting

Cass Clay Food Partners COVID-19 Response published Description, summary, and recommendations of the response of food partners on the border in North Dakota/Minnesota published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

“The Cass Clay Food Partners is a network of professionals, stakeholders, and residents serving Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota, in creating a healthier, more just local food system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cass Clay Food Partners quickly implemented a multipronged response that leveraged three critical assets of our network: (1) our unique structure, (2) our nuanced understanding of the social ties across overlapping networks, and (3) our ability to quickly pivot our work to address community needs. In this paper, we describe how our network re­sponded to both the challenges and opportunities presented to our food system by the COVID-19 crisis. We also provide tools and recommendations for other food policy and food network practitioners.”

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