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Alaska Food Policy Council Update
February 2015

February 18th: AFPC Town Hall Meeting in Palmer


The Alaska Food Policy Council (AFPC) invites you to attend a community town hall meeting 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.

WHEN: February 18th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
WHERE: UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 S Georgeson Road, Palmer, AK
FOOD: Light refreshments and beverages will be provided

AFPC Governing Board Now Accepting Applications

The Alaska Food Policy Council is currently seeking applicants for 2 open governing board seats for the current term that ends 12/31/15.  The AFPC Governing Board is especially seeking committed individuals with skills in communications/public relations, fundraising and grant writing as well as being passionate about improving Alaska's food system.  If you are interested, please review the board member job description submit the application and a cover letter outlining why you'd like to serve on the AFPC Governing Board by March 1, 2015.  Please send to akfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com.

AFPC Joins Alaska Food Coalition in Juneau 

Alaska Food Policy Council governing board members and volunteers joined members of the Alaska Food Coalition in Juneau last month to meet with elected-officials and discuss the issues of hunger and food security in Alaska.  

AFC's 2015 Annual Member Meeting included addresses from Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and Alaska's DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson, as well as a food security update from our federal delegation in Washington D.C.
AFPC would like to give a special thank you to Alaska Food Coalition Manger and AFPC board member Cara Durr, for organizing such a great event, and for all the important work she is doing to end hunger in Alaska!
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