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Title:Technical Assistance Program Collaborates to Connect Surplus Food with Hunger Relief Agencies
Author(s):University of Illinois. Prairie Research Institute. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Technical Assistance Program
Subject(s):Food waste -- Source reduction (waste management) -- Illinois
Food insecurity -- Illinois
Agricultural markets -- Illinois
Food banks -- Illinois
Circular economy -- Illinois
Agricultural markets -- Supply chain -- Illinois
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The University of Illinois, Feeding Illinois, the Illinois Specialty Growers Association, and the Illinois Farm Bureau are collaborating to collect and collate information on the locations, types, and quantities of surplus specialty crops in Illinois, including potential acquisition costs. Through a producer survey, a series of focus groups, and implementation of pilots across the state, the team is working to discover the optimal mix of incentives and program interventions to overcome the current barriers to efficient flows of fresh, Illinois-produced food to Illinois residents, with as little waste as possible.
Issue Date:2021-02
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-02-02

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