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Farm to Food Bank Networks

This project draws on geospatial network analysis and in-depth interviews to explore relationships between local food producers and a food bank.
Map of Yolo County, California with land-use, Yolo Food bank, and  food bank donor donations by pounds of food donated



Journal Articles


August 8, 2020

Farm to Food Bank: A Food Bank's Network of Locally Produced Food

This study explores the relationship between private food assistance and the local food movement, using a California food bank as a case study. Employing geospatial and network analysis along with interviews, it uncovers the significant influence of local, often organic, donors, yet also finds that even within the local food movement, donations are driven by market forces, not truly offering an 'alternative' to capitalism.