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Save the Date! Supporting Pennsylvania Food Systems: Statewide Funders’ Convening and Site Visits
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Save the Date! Supporting Pennsylvania Food Systems: Statewide Funders’ Convening and Site Visits

 Export to Your Calendar 10/9/2017 to 10/10/2017
When: Monday, October 9, 2017 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Where: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 
United States
Contact: Kabria Rogers
215-790-9700 x3

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Save the Date!
Supporting Pennsylvania Food Systems:
Statewide Funders’ Convening and Site Visits

 Join members of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative for a unique opportunity to connect with funders from across Pennsylvania who are working on food security and access to fresh foods as part of community public health.

 
In 2015 and again in 2016, we convened in 
Philadelphia and then in Pittsburgh to see first-hand some of the most innovative programs and organizations working on food security, food entrepreneurship, and urban agriculture programs, to name just a few.  Participating funders heard from some of Pennsylvania’s most knowledgeable experts, policymakers, and key stakeholders across the state.
 
Pennsylvania food funders will meet again on October 9-10, 2017, this time in mid-state for two days packed full of site visits and policy discussions.  Monday will be devoted to funder-only site visits across central PA during which we will meet with farmers to learn about food production, sustainable agriculture practices, the agricultural workforce, and other challenges specific to rural Pennsylvania (and how those issues affect the urban hubs).  Tuesday will be devoted to food policy discussions during a day of collaborative learning and planning with our advocacy colleagues at the Hunger-Free PA coalition and state policymakers.  Interested participants may opt to stay on and visit their state legislators on Wednesday, October 11.
 
Plan to join us and learn from your colleagues from across the state who are committed to improving Pennsylvania food systems and ensuring that our residents are healthy and hunger-free.

A detailed agenda will be forthcoming.  For now, please let us know if you are interested in joining us by going to the event listing on Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania's website and clicking 'register' (you must create an account or login using an existing GWPA account in order to register).  Indicating interest by "registering" does not obligate you to attend, but helps us gather preliminary numbers for planning purposes. Note that there will be a modest program fee estimated at $200.

CLICK HERE to RSVP.