This Tuesday: Hunger, Poverty and Food Policy
November 10th – InFARMation (and Beer!): Hunger, Poverty and Food Policy – Building a Local Food System that Works for All
What is the state of hunger and poverty in Oregon? How can we build an equitable local food system? What are farmers doing to address these issues? Join us for a discussion about these issues with Oregon Food Bank and Gaining Ground Farm. Oregon Food Bank recently conducted its annual Voices Project – a series of focus groups held at emergency food sites throughout the state. OFB will present the results of these conversations and what they tell us about the state of hunger and perceptions about community food systems.
Farmer Michael Paine from Gaining Ground Farm and a former member of the Multnomah/Portland Food Policy Council will also be on hand to discuss how as a farmer he tries to include equity issues in his work. He will be joined by Oregon Food Bank staff David Osborn and Tammy VanderWoude, a current member of the Food Policy Council, in a discussion of food policy and equity. With upcoming county and city initiatives to address food system issues this is a critical opportunity not only to advance our local food system, but also to do so in an equitable way. Let’s talk about the ways that each of us can get involved and make a difference in the food system.
Friends of Family Farmers is hosting November’s InFARMation (and Beer!) on Tuesday the 10th, from 5:30-8:30 in Roots Brewery’s Event Space in Portland. As always, InFARMations (and Beer!) are free, and Roots organic pints of beer are only $2.50 all night. For more information, go here.