SAVE THE DATE for FSNYC's April Open Networking Meeting!
What: FSNYC's Recipe for the Future of Food in New York City
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:15 pm
Location: Fund for the City of New York, 121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor, Main Conference Room, NYC
RSVP: Let us know if you'll join us...RSVP requested, not required.
Learn more about the ingredients in FSNYC’s Recipe and have a voice in shaping the future of food in New York City.
The upcoming Mayoral and citywide elections present an important opportunity to draw public attention to key food policy issues and options that will help New York City achieve a more sustainable, resilient, economically stronger, and fairer food system to benefit every New Yorker.
What better way to call for a better food future for our city than in the context of a Recipe? And so, Food Systems Network NYC has drafted the Recipe for the Future of Food in New York City as our vision for food systems change in New York and to inspire policy change by our city’s leaders. The Recipe calls for ingredients in six categories:
A New Public Partnership for Food
Better Health and an End to Hunger
A Strong Food Economy with Good Jobs
Support for Regional Agriculture through Smart Procurement and Protection of our Working Land and Water Resources
New Farm-to-Plate Distribution Infrastructure
Better Food Waste Reduction and Nutrient Recovery
Now we want to hear from you: We invite you to “test” our Recipe and give us your input at our April meeting about what ingredients are important to you. We envision that the Recipe will be used by citizens and community-based organizations to inform and make more effective their own food policy advocacy. And, we’ll be using the Recipe to draw out Mayoral candidates’ positions on these issues – through a candidates’ forum and interviews. Help us make this the most effective Recipe possible. This is your chance to help create a vision for a better food system!
You can also make comments on FSNYC’s Facebook page, tweet them to @fsnyc using hashtag #recipefornyc, or send your comments via Google Form.
Download and read the full Recipe for the Future of Food in New York City here.
FSNYC members attend free. Suggested donation of $10 for non-FSNYC members. Join now to become a FSNYC member