Knox County Food Council features Maine Food Policy Workgroup

Aug 9, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Knox County Food Council (KCFC) is hosting a presentation by Ken Morse, Coordinator for the Maine Food Policy Workgroup and a long-time advocate for healthy foods in Maine, regarding recent legislative bills in Maine around local foods and equity. An open discussion about this with opportunities to ask questions will occur at the next KCFC monthly meeting, on August 9, 2022, at 5 pm. This virtual Zoom event is open to everyone and free of charge.

Morse will be sharing some of the challenges and successes of the recently-ended 130th Maine Legislature and relevant federal policy; touching on equity efforts in Maine legislation and speaking in greater detail about recent legislative decisions impacting food security and climate change. He will also be sharing information and suggestions about what people can do to take action or contribute to positive change in the food systems across our state.

Morse is a member of the Lead Team for the Maine Network of Community Food Councils, and has served as a coordinator for the Maine Farm to School Network, a member of Farm to Institution New England’s Leadership Team, and a member of the Leadership Team for Maine Farm to Institution.

For more information or with any questions about the meeting itself, please contact Joelle Albury, Knox County Food Council Steering Committee member and Aldermere Farm Outreach and Office Manager at .

To find out more about the Maine Food Convergence- the Maine Food Policy Workgroup sprang in part from priorities identified in this initiative- visit their website at https://www.mainefoodconvergence.org/.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a founding member of Knox County Food Council, a cohort of citizens, organizations, and businesses in Knox County advocating for a community-based healthy food system for all. The Council’s monthly meetings are open to the public and are held online via Zoom from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month.

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