Food in Neighborhoods meeting on Monday!

Our community coalition, FIN, will meet Monday, February 4, at 5:30pm at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in the Mezzanine Board Room. The February meeting will highlight a similar coalition and their efforts to address hunger and barriers to healthy eating. We will have a guest speaker in attendance:

Nic Mink helps build the capacity of sustainable food systems in Indianapolis. He received his B.A. and PhD from the University of Wisconsin and his M.A. at the University of Montana. Before coming to Butler, he taught at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and Knox College. In his spare time, he likes to cook, canoe, and drive across the Midwest delivering salmon. Find out more about Nic at www.nicolaasmink.com. Nic is also involved with the Indy Hunger Network, a coalition of representatives from leading anti-hunger organizations, both public and private, in Indianapolis. It is a volunteer-led organization. The food system that feeds the hungry is large and complex. The Indy Hunger Network believes that by working together to make the system more efficient and effective, hunger can be dramatically reduced.

The Indy Hunger Network:

  • Fosters collaboration and build on the strengths and capabilities of the many existing food-providing community organizations, encouraging public support of them
  • Identifies key opportunities to make the food system work better for hungry people
  • Establishes projects to make improvements
  • Serves as advocates where needed and appropriate
  • Monitors health of overall food system
  • Creates awareness for hunger assistance

Hope to see you all on Monday!  E-mail Andrew at andrew.kangbartlett@pcusa.org with any questions.

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