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Alaska Food Policy Council Update
March 2015

AFPC Asks State Legislature to Return Farm to School Program Funds To Budget

AFPC governing board members Liz Snyder, Victoria Briggs, and Lisa Sadleir-Hart have penned an op-ed for Alaska Dispatch on the importance of Alaska's Farm-to-School program, and the necessity of restoring its funding in the state budget. Let your legislators know how important this program is to you, and to the state of Alaska! To learn more about the Alaska Farm to School Program, check out the brochure below or contact Program Coordinator Johanna Herron at (907) 761-3870 or johanna.herron@alaska.gov.

Homer and Anchorage Towns Halls:
March 17th and 24th

 
The Alaska Food Policy Council (AFPC) invites you to attend its Homer and Anchorage community town hall meetings this month, to gather your ideas and opinions about local food. The AFPC is interested in hearing input from local community members on local food system issues.

The purpose of these meetings is to increase awareness of Alaska food issues, promote involvement in local food issues by community members, and gain a perspective of local food issues to inform AFPC and policy makers.
 
HOMER TOWN HALL

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
WHERE: Homer High School, 600 E Fairview Ave, Homer, AK 99603
FOOD: Enjoy local food appetizers donated by community members and prepared by Two Sisters

 
ANCHORAGE TOWN HALL

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
WHERE: Downtown Soup Kitchen, 240 E 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
FOOD: Light beverages and refreshments will be provided

Southeast Alaska Farm and Fish to Schools Conference: April 2nd - 3rd


The Southeast Alaska Farm and Fish to Schools Conference will be taking place April 2nd through 3rd at Centennial Hall in Juneau. This event will be the first regional opportunity focused on building connections between Alaska’s school systems and local food entrepreneurs. Anyone interested in bringing more local foods into our school system is invited to collaborate and connect with regional experts to strengthen fish and farm to school programming across the state. Register at http://www.seconference.org/
 
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