Ethical Allocation of Scarce Food Resources During Public Health Emergencies

Sarah Wetter, James G. Hodge, Emily Carey

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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" distributions 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-138
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Ethics
  • Food Insecurity
  • Policy
  • Public Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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