Food insecurity is a systemic problem for vulnerable populations, exacerbated by the sweeping nature of the COVID19 pandemic. Longstanding food access partner of the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy – 4P Foods, is leading the Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition. The grant will expand the coalition’s efforts to support local farms and food businesses to ensure that our community has access to good food. The coalition is actively working to employ an innovative, multi-sectoral approach including activities that source produce and other food from local farmers and food banks, hire food service professionals to prep meals or recipes, and coordinate logistics to get food in the hands of people where and how they need it. More than a dozen other partner organizations – including Dreaming Out Loud, Capital Area Food Bank, and Local Food Hub – have joined the coalition.