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As the coronavirus pandemic strains supplies, Native Americans fight food insecurity

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By Erik Ortiz reporting for NBC

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As the coronavirus pandemic strains supplies, Native Americans fight food insecurity

As a response to the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food supply chains, especially in remote parts of the Navajo Nation, the new “Seeds and Sheep” program is mailing seeds to families so they can grow food for themselves and their community. The nonprofit running the program, Utah Diné Bikéyah, has connected with over 300 families so far. It is part of a larger trend of Native efforts to provide agricultural education, teach people to grow culturally relevant food, and reduce food insecurity.