Food for Thought : Local Community Group to Hold Forum

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Shuswap Food Action Co-op

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Community Food Action Initiative Grant Approved

Let’s talk about local food! Food for Thought, a food forum, will be held March 11, 2014 at Okanagan College at 5:00pm to unite community residents and groups to listen, learn and talk about strengthening our local food economy. The forum will also include dinner prepared with local food!

The Shuswap Food Action Society along with their partners, The City of Salmon Arm, Okanagan College, The Family Resource Centre and Columbia Shuswap Regional District, are pleased to announce their grant application has been approved to hold a forum that addresses local food. Food For Thought will bring together groups and residents that strive for a community that is food secure. Food security exists when all community residents obtain safe, personally acceptable, nutritious food through a sustainable food system that maximizes healthy choices, community self-reliance and equal access for everyone. By attending Food for Thought, participants will be able to learn and share ideas that can help strengthen local food security. Participants will also be able to connect with other community members and enjoy a delicious locally souced dinner. If you have an interest in local food or want to learn more about food security, Food for Thought needs you! Please RSVP to Margaret Hardy at margaret@mlhardy.ca or John McLeod at 250-832-7518 by March 4, 2014.

The Shuswap Food Action Co-op is an organization that has taken up the challenge of raising awareness around food security issues with the ultimate goal of initiating a local food policy. The Co-op is continually building lasting relationships between producers and retailers, to encouraging local residents to choose nutritious, locally produced food. Membership is open to all, please join to help make a difference!

For more information about Food for Thought contact Margaret Hardy at margaret@mlhardy.ca or Laura Kalina at laura.kalina@interiorhealth.ca/250-851-7424.

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