Wednesday May 6
5 – 7pm
COLORS Restaurant, 417 Lafayette St
Register Here (*required)
Co-sponsored by Philanthropy NY
[UPDATE: A recap of this event with photos and video is now available]
This event is exclusively for our colleagues in philanthropy. You must be affiliated with a foundation or other philanthropic entity, or be an individual donor giving at a significant level (contact CFF with any questions).
Please join us to celebrate another year of organizing funders to transform our regional food system! We encourage your participation whether you’re a long-time CFF member or just entering the field of food systems change. Funders of all issue areas intersect with the food system in sometimes surprising ways, and we’ll be uncovering that and more on May 6th.
Gather with colleagues for a relaxed evening featuring locally-sourced bites, an open bar, networking, and brief updates on CFF’s work over the past year. You can see pictures from last year’s Annual Gathering here.
We are proud to be partnering with COLORS Restaurant, a non-profit restaurant owned by Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United.
This year’s featured guest is Ricardo Salvador, who will be giving a keynote presentation on the key levers of change for food in our region, what we need to be thinking about, and how to prioritize the many issues and opportunities in front of us.
Ricardo is a scientist who offers a unique perspective for our work as a former Program Officer (W.K. Kellogg Foundation) and academic in the field of agronomy. As the senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo works with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable and socially equitable practices. As a program officer for food, health, and well-being with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, he was responsible for conceptualizing and managing the Foundation’s food systems programming. He partnered with colleagues to create programs that addressed the connections between food and health, environment, economic development, sovereignty, and social justice. Read Ricardo’s full bio here and watch his video below.