Powering Up the Local Food System

The Detroit Food Policy Council will host its first “Powering Up the Local Food System Summit” on May 19 and 20 in Shed Three at Eastern Market.  This two day summit is an opportunity to learn and participate in creating a local, sustainable food system that benefits all Detroiters,  There will be work sessions on Heathy Food Access, Urban Agriculture, Schools and Institutions and Community Food Justice.  The first Annual Report on the Detroit Food System which compiles data on the current food system in Detroit, such as grocery stores, farmers’ markets and much more will be released.  There will also be local food and plenty of opportunity to network.  The cost is only $20 for both days.  Register online at www.detroitfoodpolicycouncil.net.

About the Detroit Food Policy Council

The Detroit Food Policy Council was established in 2009 by unanimous approval of the Detroit City Council. The DFPC consists of twenty-one members, including twelve (12) members with expertise in various sectors of the food system, six (6) “at-large” representatives and three (3) governmental representatives, each named by the Mayor’s Office, City Council and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP). The DFPC is committed to nurturing the development and maintenance of a sustainable, localized food system and food-secure city of Detroit in which all of its residents are hunger-free, healthy and benefit economically from the food system that impacts their lives.

The Detroit Food Policy Council 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207; phone: 313-833-0396;
email: detroitfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com; website: www.detroitfoodpolicycouncil.net

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