THE CAPSTONE is a celebration of innovation and scholarship centered on creating an equitable and sustainable food system. Through conversations, stories, ideas, and examples, students share their final Capstone projects–an opportunity to lift up their food systems knowledge, individual research, creative problem solving, systems thinking, reflection, and analysis. Join us! Be inspired by hearing how possible it is to create positive food systems change!
One of the impacts of COVID-19 was a dramatic rise in unemployment, and with that, increases in food insecurity experienced by those in Bianca Garcia’s hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. Noting how Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank, managed to pivot effectively to cope with the increased need, Bianca became interested in what enabled the organization to respond quickly and efficiently. For her Capstone, she provides a case study of Three Square and its response to rapid changes in the need to provide food to the region. She compares the Three Square model to three other organizations doing similar work on various scales and examines the social network of Three Square to provide analysis and recommendations on best practices.
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