Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County

California schools, a significant market for family farmers, are critical sources of food access for local communities. CAFF Teamed up with UC Cooperative Extension and Get Healthy San Mateo to better understand how five school districts’ child nutrition programs in San Mateo County were impacted during COVID-19, from operations to purchasing and community engagement, and what effects this could have in the future.

Evan Wiig
Author: Evan Wiig

Evan Wiig is the Director of Membership & Communications for CAFF and the founder of The Farmers Guild. A community organizer with a passion for regenerative agriculture, over the past fifteen years he's worked on California farms and ranches, managed community gardens in the heart of Brooklyn and has written journalism on issues of local food and farming. Contact him at or 415-710-5692