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The Food Industry's Pandemic Pivot

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The coronavirus rocked the food industry. A trade survey estimates that one out of six restaurants has faced permanent or long term closure since March.

Baltimore magazine food editor Jane Marion tells us how local eateries are improvising and preparing for an uncertain winter. Read last month's cover issue, "The Great Restaurant Reinvention," here.

And Emily Lerman and Aishah Alfadhalah, two of the founders of Mera Kitchen Collective, tell us about their shift to a massive meal-distribution effort.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.