+++Update; New York Times on the imminent unfolding food crisis & the importance of effective federal aid.

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Federal food aid, that utilises unused restaurants & public spaces, would support millions of jobs whilst feeding those in need.

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— Support the private sector as quickly as possible when the economy crashes, as it did after Maria: activate kitchens with federal dollars to serve the people.

— Repurpose and deploy community facilities, while expanding their mission: use the kitchens in schools and arenas to feed more people, more quickly.

— Solve the informational and logistical challenge: Matching demand and supply — by getting food to the people who need it most — is even more challenging than cooking in a crisis. Distribution is the Achilles’ heel of any disaster response.