LOCAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE


9/29/2020 7:26pm

Katelynn Laws dices an onion in  the kitchen of her apartment on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Despite the warm evening, Laws opened a window to let in some fresh air.

Students turn to meal kit delivery services to cook in quarantine

The meal kit delivery business has skyrocketed over the past few months due to the pandemic. UNC students are find these services to be helpful for saving time and money s a college student. According to Businesswire, the meal kit delivery market is expected to increase by 15.93 billion dollars over the next 4 years. Companies work by mailing portioned ingredients to your door, making it easier to cook and follow recipes.  


5/25/2020 8:26pm

Volunteers help with food distribution at Chapel Hill Public Library on Friday, May 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of Tom Simon.

Chapel Hill's drive-thru food distribution adapts in the wake of COVID-19

For the past five years, the Town of Chapel Hill has worked with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to distribute food to families in the Town's public housing facilities.   However, as the pandemic has caused food demand to increase significantly, the traditional walk-up distribution didn't seem safe anymore, said Public Housing Director Faith Brodie. To continue to serve the local community through the pandemic, the Town and the Food Bank have collaborated with PORCH, a hunger relief organization in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area that is familiar with large-scale distribution and volunteer recruitment. 


5/17/2020 11:21pm

The interior of Kipos Greek Taverna on Franklin Street. Photo courtesy of Shannon Kelly

Kipos Greek Taverna closes on Franklin Street, to reopen in new Chapel Hill location

Kipos Greek Taverna's owners have closed their Franklin Street location, but plan to reopen in a new Chapel Hill location. The decision was a “direct result” of having to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said owner Giorgios Bakatsias. Other Chapel Hill restaurants are facing more uncertainty — making it unclear how many will be able to reopen after the pandemic.