This has been a difficult year— especially in regard to staying engaged and connected to each other. Really everything that has occurred this year created conditions that separated and isolated us. Despite all of this, our network stayed networked. We are continually impressed with the ingenuity and grit from chapters and groups across the country.
So if you were able to engage with individuals, organizations, and businesses and able to host programming, we would like to hear about it. But, if there isn't much to report, that is completely understandable. Anything being done this year is a feat!
1.4.1. Virtual Platforms and Press
This has been a difficult year to host events or meet in person. But, at least we had the opportunity to use online resources to stay in touch.
1.4.2 Individual Engagement
Of course, this year has proven difficult or unsafe to host any in-person gatherings. But some of us were able to host some gatherings- either in person or distanced or virtual. Please count any engagement even if it occurred online. Understandably, if you were not able to host any in-person events or meetings, please write "0".
Again, this year was an incredibly difficult year to connect with anyone. To maintain or make new connections is quite an accomplishment.
We ask your partnerships with organizations and businesses separately. This way we can get insight about how many partner organizations and separately how many food businesses you had the opportunity to engage with.
1.4.4 Programs, Initiatives, and Events
Again, this year was an incredibly difficult year to organize anything. We are so inspired by the new, re-invented, and renewed actions chapters and working groups across the country were able to organize. If you had the capacity to organize anything- bravo!