On June 22 the Capital Area Food Network (CAFN) will host a free food summit, Moving Beyond Hunger: Food Systems for Food Security in Raleigh. CAFN is a community of Wake County citizens working together to support, sustain, and improve our local food system. CAFN was developed out of the effort of the Raleigh Wake Food Policy Council Taskforce in the fall of 2013 in an effort to fill prevalent gaps in our local food system. Through grassroots efforts, CAFN became an official nonprofit organization in 2015. CAFN membership includes passionate Wake County citizens who are involved in all aspects of our food system – farmers, entrepreneurs, scientists, nonprofit professionals, and educators.
The food summit will bring together diverse voices, policy makers, and food organizations from around the county and will help launch food security as a shared goal for our communities. In a food secure county, everyone will have access to enough affordable, nutritious food to lead a full, healthy life. Achieving this, and eliminating hunger, will require all of our best ideas and shared efforts. During the summit, we will hear from experts on food security and food policy, learn from those doing good work around us, and work together to define a vision for a food secure Wake County.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) –
WHERE: The Glenwood Club – 3300 Womans Club Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612 –