Shouldn’t food justice activism reflect the needs of the people? Community organizations in Buffalo are working together to host a FREE, PUBLIC event to ensure that your needs are influencing what leaders and decision-makers are moving on in regards to food access, policy, and advocacy.
We need you to join us at The People’s Food Movement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM to help us figure out how to bring “good food” to all Buffalo communities. This is a free event and open to the public. There will be food, presentations, opportunities for advocacy, and more.
The event will take place at the Delavan-Grider Community Center, located at 877 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215, with off-street parking available on Moselle Street. A google map of the location is at https://goo.gl/maps/8pZWeFxM.
Do you have a call to action you’d like to share?! If you have a quick, two-minute pitch about your action item that you would like to pitch to people at the event, click here to download and fill out an action item form. Return it by Friday, March 31, to Rebekah (at) mass-ave.org or by fax to (716) 882-5338. We will get back to you to let you know if your item made it on to the program.
Become an event sponsor! We need folks to pitch in financially, physically, and virtually — please get involved! Organizations can sign up to become an event sponsor and help us make this event a success. Click here to download and fill out a sponsorship form. Return it to Rebekah (at) mass-ave.org or by fax to (716) 882-5338.
The first People’s Food Movement event was held in 2015. That inaugural event brought together community members and stakeholders to review One Region Forwards’ “Growing Together: Ensuring Healthy Food, Viable Farms, and a Prosperous Buffalo Niagara” report and brainstorm strategies for achieving the report’s action proposals. The goal of The People’s Food Movement in 2017 is to engage the community in food issues, advocacy, and policy change in Buffalo. During the event, participants will be presented with achievable action steps to influence positive change in their own communities.
The People’s Food Movement is co-hosted by the African Heritage Food Co-op, the Crossroads Collective, the Food Policy Council of Buffalo & Erie County, Grassroots Gardens WNY, Massachusetts Avenue Project and the UB Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.
For questions, contact Rebekah (at) mass-ave.org or (716) 882-5327 x6.