February 3, 2007

Feb 23rd – Creating Food Security for All in Middle TN

Posted in All Items at 1:09 pm by nashfof

The official public unveiling of the Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee will take place on Friday, February 23, 2007, from 8A to 10A, at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

The Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee was founded in August 2006 with support from the LifeWorks Foundation and the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, with the aim of bringing people together to create and sustain a secure and healthy food system for Middle Tennessee, from production to consumption.

At present, the effort consists of more than thirty Food Security Partners representing all parts of the food system, from farm to fork – including farmers, community gardeners, food processors, food distributors, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, food banks, food advocates, nutrition and health experts, schools and universities, government, faith-based groups, volunteer groups, neighborhoods, and concerned individuals.

Mark Winne, co-founder of the Community Food Security Coalition, will be the keynote speaker at this event. In addition, a panel of local food security pioneers will also be speaking.

For more information on the Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee, fellow stakeholders, or the Feb 23rd event, please contact Founding Director Darcy Freedman.

A printable copy of the complete press release and list of founding partners and members can be found here.

Here is a recent Nashville City Paper article about the upcoming event. Vanderbilt University has information here.

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