Professor helps organize county food task force
By Krishna Ramanujan

A Cornell faculty member is part of a core team that has organized the Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force, a nerve center working to ensure that those in need have access to food and that food producers stay in operation during the crisis.

Rachel Bezner Kerr, professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, collaborated with three community leaders over the past few weeks to get this countywide task force up and running.

The task force is divided into three teams, focused on: coordinating emergency distribution of food; steady production of food; and health and communication. Each team holds its own weekly call, with more than 60 organizations participating and another 30 organizations that may not attend weekly calls but are part of the county food system.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle