The Knox County Food Council (KCFC) is hosting a presentation by Ken Morse, coordinator for the Maine Food Policy Workgroup and a long-time advocate for healthy foods in Maine, regarding recent legislative bills in Maine around local foods and equity. An open discussion about this, with opportunities to ask questions, will occur at the next KCFC monthly meeting, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 5 p.m. This virtual Zoom event is open to everyone and free of charge.
Morse will be sharing some of the challenges and successes of the recently-ended 130th Maine Legislature and relevant federal policy; touching on equity efforts in Maine legislation, particularly around tribal sovereignty; and speaking in greater detail about recent legislative decisions impacting food security, climate change and aquaculture. He will also be sharing information and suggestions about what people can do to take action or contribute to positive change in the food systems across the state.
Morse is a member of the Lead Team for the Maine Network of Community Food Councils, and has served as a coordinator for the Maine Farm to School Network, a member of Farm to Institution New England’s Leadership Team, and a member of the Leadership Team for Maine Farm to Institution.
To register for this event and receive the Zoom link for the upcoming meeting, please visit aldermere.org/kcfc-meeting-registration. For more information or with any questions about the meeting itself, please contact Joelle Albury, Knox County Food Council Steering Committee member and Aldermere Farm Outreach and Office Manager at email@example.com.
To find out more about the Maine Food Convergence – the Maine Food Policy Workgroup sprang in part from priorities identified in this initiative – visit their website at https://www.mainefoodconvergence.org/.
For more information about the Maine Farm to School Network, Maine Farm to Institution, and the Maine Network of Community Food Councils, visit their websites at https://www.mainefarmtoschool.org/, https://www. mainefarmtoinstitution.org/, and https://www.mainefoodcouncils. net/.
Farm to Institution New England’s website can be found here: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/
Knox County Food Council is a community-based coalition that formed in 2019 to promote a more resilient food system in Knox County, Maine. For more information about KCFC, visit aldermere.org/kcfc.