Ethical Allocation of Scarce Food Resources During Public Health Emergencies

9 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2021

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Sarah Wetter

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Emily Carey

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: January 25, 2021

Abstract

Escalating demands for limited food supplies at America’s food banks and pantries during the COVID-19 pandemic have raised ethical concerns underlying “first-come, first-served” distribution strategies. A series of model ethical principles are designed to guide ethical allocations of these resources to assure greater access among persons facing food insecurity in emergencies.

Keywords: food insecurity, emergency, food banks, food pantry, ethics, allocation, vulnerable populations, scarcity, COVID-19, pandemic, food sovereignty, model ethics, principles

Suggested Citation

Wetter, Sarah and Hodge, James G. and Carey, Emily, Ethical Allocation of Scarce Food Resources During Public Health Emergencies (January 25, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3773067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3773067

Sarah Wetter

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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James G. Hodge (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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Emily Carey

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

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