Locally led solutions in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises could improve resilience of the local food system. For example, providing ingredients and produce from farms and venders directly to local chefs and restaurants could jump-start the local economy via food recovery. This could increase the potential of communities to be back on their way towards self-sufficiency. Pushing away from dumping free food into a disaster zone and moving towards sourcing and hiring locally food and resources could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. During severe weather events, droughts, flooding, war conflict and other related humanitarian issues, initiatives to increase the capacity of locally led solutions could minimize the impact of our climate footprint.