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Local Food Procurement 101: Policies and Programs
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A movement to purchase local and sustainable healthy food is building momentum. These efforts are helping families gain better access to healthy food and creating jobs. This webinar will address how these efforts can be expanded and replicated. Speakers include: Allison Hagey, Associate Director, PolicyLink; Navina Khanna, Fellow, Movement Strategy Center; Alexa Delwiche, Managing Director, LA Food Policy Council; and Joann Lo, Co-Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance.

6/17/2015
When: 6/17/2015
2:00 PM

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Food procurement– how and from whom food is purchased – matters when it comes to ensuring the health and well-being for millions of families, workers, and consumers. Local Food Procurement improves access to healthy food for low income families and communities of color and also creates good, quality jobs resulting in significant benefits to workers including increased wealth, quality of life, and purchasing power for food, shelter, and healthcare. 

A movement to purchase locally, fairly, and sustainably grown healthy food is beginning to build momentum – and these efforts are already helping families gain better access to healthy food, creating quality food system-related jobs, and supporting local entrepreneurship. Cities such as Los Angeles, Oakland, and Chicago and states such as Vermont are leading the way to enact equitable procurement policies that benefit low-income entrepreneurs of color, small family farmers, and sustainable agriculture, while providing consumers access to healthy food. 

Please join us for a webinar featuring key policy advocates and leaders in the field. Speakers will address how these efforts can be expanded and replicated. 

Speakers will include: 

--Allison Hagey, Associate Director, PolicyLink (moderator) 
--Navina Khanna, Fellow, Movement Strategy Center 
--Alexa Delwiche, Managing Director, LA Food Policy Council 
--Joann Lo, Co-Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance

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