MDP Student Samantha Turner publishes op-ed on crucial role of food banks during the COVID epidemic

April 27, 2020

"Food banks are under enormous pressure as they are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson, daily client intake has now rapidly increased; demand is up 121% and serving (directly and indirectly) an estimated 4,000 people each day," writes MDP Student Samantha Turner in an op-ed for The Arizona Daily Star. "As people living in the United States continue to be unemployed, food banks are an essential part of emergency relief, as they serve as survival mechanisms for millions of Americans."

To read the full op-ed, visit: Food banks are crucial to survival during the COVID-19 epidemic.

You can also read an MDP feature story about Samantha's work, and about the linkages between the MDP Program and the Community Food Bank (CFB).

To learn how to receive food from, or to make a donation to, CFB please visit: