Portland to Host Community Food Forum; 4/19

By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,121)

The public is invited to attend a Community Food Forum to discuss and give feedback on the region’s food system. The Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Woodfords Congregatioal Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland. The event is hosted by the City of Portland.

The forum was developed in an effort to respond to a demonstrated community desie to increase dialogue and involvement in the food systems that su pport the community. Local farmers, fishermen, gardners,s cooks, food workers, food processors, emergency food providers, local food organizers and advocates are encouraged to attend.

During the forum, attendees will identify gaps within the local food system and develop strategies to help fill them and strive to broaden the vision and goal to feed Portland locally.

Admission is free. However, space is limited. Attendees are asked to register in advance at http://portlandfoodforum.wordpress.com/. Interested parties unable to attend the forum can also sign up to receive updates on the process.