NESAWG’s COVID-19 Resource Page

NESAWG will be updating this page regularly with resources we come across that support farmers and food systems practitioners. If you have a resource you’d like us to share, please email Hoshea at with COVID-19 Resource in the subject line.


Funds to Support or Tap Into

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund to provide cash assistance to low-wage service workers.

A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers (

Farmer Relief Fund (American Farmland Trust)

Fondo De Ayuda Para Agricultores: En Español (American Farmland Trust)

Land-to-sea mutual aid fund (Fishadelphia)

Coronavirus Grant Request (No Kid Hungry)

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (U.S. Small Business Administration)

South Jersey Undocumented Solidarity Fund (Jessica Culley is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Comite De Apoyo A Los Trabajadores Agricolas Inc (Farm Workers Support Committee-Cata))

South Jersey Undocumented Solidarity Fund (Jessica Culley is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Comite De Apoyo A Los Trabajadores Agricolas Inc (Farm Workers Support Committee-Cata))

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Response and Relief Funds (Giving Compass)

The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund (The New York Community Trust)

Seed Commons Worker Response Fund (Seed Commons/GoFundMe)

NYC Co-op Emergency Fund (New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives)

New Economy Movement Support Fund (New Economy Movement Support Fund)

Movement for Black Lives COVID19 Mutual Aid Fund (ActBlue Charities)

COVID-19 Mutual Aid is a site new projects and mutual aid groups (It's Going Down)

Community Foundations Nationwide Launch Coronavirus Relief Efforts (Community Foundations)

Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund (Brooklyn Community Foundation)

Our COVID-19 Response: Updates, Resources and Know Your Rights Information (Make the Road New York)

COVID-19 Philanthropic Response and Recovery Funds:
Food & Agriculture System
(Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders)

Mosaic launched a RFP to make $1 million of rapid response grants to individual nonprofit grassroots organizations focused primarily on environmental protection and/or environmental justice to fund tools & technology, training, and related resources



COVID-19 Response and Resource Page (The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition)

COVID-19 Resources and shared practices for Food Policy Councils (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future)

Breakdown of Provisions for Farmers in Federal COVID-19 Relief Package (The National Young Farmers Coalition)

FAQs On Pandemic-EBT And Coronavirus Response-SNAP (No Kid Hungry) 

Farms and Farmers

The Covid-19 Crisis: Planning for Extra Care on your Farm (The Agricultural Justice Project)

COVID-19 Guidance for Farmers (The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)

COVID Response and Resource Page (The ATTRA program at the National Center for Appropriate Technology)

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers (Future Harvest – Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture)

Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19 (The Cornell Small Farms Program)

Direct Sales Software Platforms (The National Young Farmers Coalition)

The Food Board is a tool that helps farmers and market managers share up-to-date product availability with their community to draw sales with clear instructions for ordering, payment, pickup and drop off.

Community Gardens/Grow Your Own

Cooperative Gardens Commission is a resources on how get people to grow food for themselves and their communities (The Experimental Farm Network) 

COVID-19 Guidelines for Safe Community Gardening (Hannah Traggis)

Farmers Markets and Local Food

Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Daily Updates and Announcements (The Farmers Market Coalition)

COVID-19 Resources (PA Farm Markets)

Take a Bite Out of COVID-19: Buy & Eat Healthy While Staying Home (Mass Farmers Markets)

Local Food Anywhere an interactive map to help you find local farmers to support

The Disaster Relief Playbook for Shared and Commercial Kitchens (The Food Corridor)

COVID-19 Guide (Farmer's Legal Action Group)

COVID-19 Economic Impact on Local Food Markets (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) 

Food Safety

Food Safety and the Coronoavirus - A Comprehensive Guide (Serious Eats)

Food Industry Resources (The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University)

Webinar: Food Safety in a Time of COVID-19 (recording) (Chesapeake Foodshed Network and Future Harvest CASA)

Serving Students During the Coronavirus: Best Practices (Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Educatino & Policy) 

Immigrant Justice

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities (The Betancourt-Macias Family Scholarship Foundation)

Farm to Institution

COVID-19 and the Institutional Food System (Farm to Institution New England)

COVID-19 Resources for Farm to School and ECE (The National Farm to School Network)

Non-Profit Organizations and General Workplace Resources

Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19 (The National Council of Non-Profits)

Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Our Top Tips from 12+ Years of Remote Working (National Farm to School Network)​

Poster: Handwashing Poster (Penn State Extension)

General/Broad Food Systems

Food Systems Leadership Network COVID-19 Response Group (The Wallace Center)

Supporting Farmers and Food Systems During COVID-19 (Ecological Farming Association)

Coronavirus Food Systems Media Articles and Other (Vanessa Garcia Polanco, grad student at MSU)

A Comprehensive Guide to Coronavirus’s Impact on America’s Food World (

NEC COVID-19 Resource Sheet (New Economy Coalition)

Framing COVID-19 (Frame Works Institute) 

Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources includes resources that can help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic (Racial Equity Tools)

Assessing U.S. Food Insecurity in the United States During COVID-19 Pandemic (University of Arkansas Dept. of Sociology and Criminology)

Food and COVID-19 is an online community platform for food system responses to Covid-19 (FoodTBH)

Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak (collaborative effects put together by Rad Comms Network)

The NEC Comms Library is a shared resource for New Economy Coalition members collecting the stories, articles, quotes, and other media related to the solidarity economy & COVID-19

Food system resources during COVID-19 pandemic (Community Food Funder)

Coronavirus Communications: Examples, guidance and resources for expanding the narrative (Ted Fickes)