On 3/18/10 3:44 PM, "Danley, Cheryl" <danleych@MSU.EDU> wrote:
Attention Farmers, Distributors, Institutional Purchasers,
Retailers and Consumers:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Area Coalition Announces Conference to Address Improving the Local Food System and Supporting Those is Need
Lansing, Michigan – March 18, 2010 – A comprehensive coalition of local organizations is pleased to announce a daylong conference “Growing Our Food System: Nourishing Our People” to discuss how we might improve the local food system and support those in need. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, from 8:00am – 4:00pm at LCC-West, 5798 Cornerstone Drive, in Lansing, for a day of inspiring presentations and meaningful conversations among all the participants in our local food system - farmers, wholesalers, retailers, food pantries, commercial kitchens and others involved in the food we eat. The public is encouraged to attend to offer their ideas, questions, and energy for making the tri-county region a more sustainable home for all. Cost to attend the event is $5.00 per person, which includes lunch featuring local foods.
Collaborators for the event are: Greater Lansing Food Bank, Capital Region Community Foundation, Allen Neighborhood Center, NorthWest Initiative, Clinton Memorial Foundation, Mid-Michigan Food Bank, Lansing City Market, MSU Extension, Ingham County Health Department and the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems. It is the hope of the coalition to use this conference to spark new relationships and strengthen existing ones while focusing on better developing, distributing, collaborating and planning for the food system of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. Conference is generously sponsored by the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Capital Region Community Foundation, and Capital Area United Way
Interested individuals and organizations can get additional information or register online at www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org <http://www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/> or call the Greater Lansing Food Bank at 1.517. 887.4307.
Greater Lansing Food Bank:
Andrea King Collier
Food and Society Policy Fellow
Author Black Woman's Guide to Black Men's Health