Food System Resiliency, 6/8

Volunteers organize food donations after Sandy

Monday June 8th

12:30 – 2pm

North Star Fund
520 8th Ave, suite 2203

Lunch will be served!

RSVP by 6/5

This is a funder-only event with invited guests.
Click here to stream the event live.

[UPDATE: A video recording of this briefing is now available]

On June 8th, join Community Food Funders for a briefing entitled, Two Years Later: Food System Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change.  Funder attendees will be in dialogue with leaders from the front lines of the post-Irene and post-Sandy recoveries, and other experts on food system resiliency. You will hear from participants at the conclusion of a half-day convening discussing next steps to ensure a more resilient local food system.

Two years ago, CFF helped organize a 3-part breakfast series for funders to examine disruptions in the food system as a result of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.  The two storms offered an interesting comparison, with Irene primarily impacting areas that grow and transport food, and Sandy primarily impacting the final stop on the food supply chain.

Click here to read a summary of those original discussions.

Now, CFF is working with our former panelists and other experts to compile the lessons learned from that original series, update the work that has taken place in the interim, and take a deeper look at what it would mean to seriously address the issues that were raised.

Join us to discuss the key findings and next steps as determined by our assembled group.  The day will be facilitated  by Jeff Thomas of Thomas Strategies, LLC. Jeff oversaw disaster recovery policy and program development for the City of New Orleans from 2007-2010 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and now maintains a law and consulting practice focused on providing public policy counsel and helping clients shape public-private partnerships in the areas of community revitalization, disaster resilience, and environmental stewardship.


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