Make your thoughts heard at the Sustainable Food Policy Board’s Community Meeting
Residents of Austin and Travis County, are encouraged to contribute ideas and concerns about increasing access to fresh, healthy food at a community “Food Chat.” The results of this event will guide the priorities for the Sustainable Food Policy Board (SFPB), which advises City of Austin (COA) and Travis County policymakers on how to increase local food production and distribution.
Residents of Austin and Travis County, are encouraged to contribute ideas and concerns about increasing access to fresh, healthy food at a community “Food Chat.” The results of this event will guide the priorities for the Sustainable Food Policy Board (SFPB), which advises City of Austin (COA) and Travis County policymakers on how to increase local food production and distribution
What: Help define SFPB priorities by sharing:
• What changes relating to food you want to see in your community.
• What keeps you from eating fresh, healthy food every day.
• Share tips and strategies on what you do to feed your family well.
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011
• 1:30-2:30: Food Chat Activities
• 2:30-4:30: SFPB Meeting + opportunity for Citizen Communication
Where: Third Coast Activist Resource Center 5604 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78723
Free guided children’s activities provided. Contact: Erin Flynn, SFPB, 949-9831 SFPB Community Input Survey
If you are not able to attend the Food Chat or the Community Input Meeting on October 23, there is a Community Input Survey that will allow you to contribute your ideas and feedback for the Sustainable Food Policy Board online. The survey will be available until November 6, 2011. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFPB to share your thoughs on Austin and Travis County’s food system, or in Spanish at www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFPB4span.
—— More About SFPB: This advisory body to the City Council and Travis County Commissioners’ Court addresses the need to improve the availability of safe, nutritious, locally, and sustainably-grown food at reasonable prices for all residents, particularly those in need, by coordinating the relevant activities of city government, as well as non-profit organizations, and food and farming businesses. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month 12:30-2:30 at Austin City Hall. Reidents are encouraged to attend.
We’ve teamed up with Rainforest Partnership to bring you an evening of dinner, drinks, music, a silent and a live auction. We hope you love this organization as much as we do, and will join us in supporting their work.
Rainforest Partnership is an international non-profit social enterprise committed to protecting tropical rainforests. We partner with communities in Latin America to develop sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation, making it more valuable for them to keep their forests standing. By creating a global network—linking people to people, community to community—we act as a catalyst to create long-term economic and environmental sustainability.