Farm to EVERY Fork - This Friday, October 11, featuring Introductory Comments by Jason Eberhart-Phillips, M.D., and Keynote Address by Robyn Krock, M.A.
Background: Sacramento is promoting itself as America's Farm to Fork Capital. The stores and farmers' markets are brimming with an enviable array of fresh produce. At the same time, in Sacramento County there are nearly 220,000 residents who have limited or uncertain ability to obtain nutritionally adequate and safe food. In the lingo, they are food insecure. According to the 2012 Hunger Hits Home study, a collaborative project of Community Link Capital Regions, Sacramento Hunger Coalition and Valley Vision, those who are food insecure include children, seniors, and the working poor-often people with so-called "middle class" jobs that simply don't pay a living wage. Families in your neighborhood may be relying on food stamps or making trips to the nearest food bank.
The congregation at Grace Presbyterian Church in Arden Park is organizing a free, three-evening educational series, "Farm to EVERY Fork" on October 4, 11 and 18. The series will focus on the state of food insecurity in Sacramento and what can be done about it. Experts from some of the community-based organizations working to address the problem of food access will speak.
Light supper available 5:30 pm
parking * play care
5:30-6:30 pm Exhibitors
Introductory Comments and Keynote * 6:30 pm
Grace Presbyterian Church
Social Hall, Arden Christian Center
4300 Las Cruces Way, Sacramento
(at Eastern Ave, adjacent to the fire station)