In addition to serving as chair of RAFI-USA's Direct Service Team, Lisa is the Director of Farmer Outreach and Technical Assistance. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, Lisa served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer at the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI and has worked on small, sustainable farms in the Midwest and internationally. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College.
SNAP participants deserve the same access to COVID-safe shopping options as all consumers. This proposed legislation would remove a significant barrier and allow smaller retailers to offer online shopping to SNAP customers – not just Walmart and Amazon. Please contact your elected representatives today.
RAFI-USA seeks a talented individual to significantly increase the ability of NC farmers markets to serve low-wealth communities and evaluate the challenges and opportunities of providing SNAP and WIC nutrition incentives.
Charlotte Minguez, RAF-USA’s Just Foods Program Coordinator, recently talked with farmer Mario Delgado about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his farming operations. Mario says that he had to quickly convert to a pre-order system, which was helped by the Geer Street Restaurant, who allowed him to use their parking lot for order pickups.