Vermont Everyone Eats: An Innovative Approach to Food System Resilience

Abstract

This paper explores the intersection of crisis, innovation, and resilience. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with members of the Vermont Everyone Eats taskforce, an organization that sprang up amidst the Covid-19 pandemic as an innovative solution to addressing both food insecurity and restaurant shut-downs. Based on a thematic analysis of the interviews, the authors argue that the VEE program reflects innovation as resilience product and resilience process during crisis. Authors will conclude by describing how this intersection impacted quality of life of Vermonters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Sarah Heiss

Status

Graduate

Student College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Program/Major

Community Development and Applied Economics

Primary Research Category

Food & Environment Studies

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Vermont Everyone Eats: An Innovative Approach to Food System Resilience

This paper explores the intersection of crisis, innovation, and resilience. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with members of the Vermont Everyone Eats taskforce, an organization that sprang up amidst the Covid-19 pandemic as an innovative solution to addressing both food insecurity and restaurant shut-downs. Based on a thematic analysis of the interviews, the authors argue that the VEE program reflects innovation as resilience product and resilience process during crisis. Authors will conclude by describing how this intersection impacted quality of life of Vermonters during the Covid-19 pandemic.