Learn About Advancing Food System Equity at PA Farm Show
January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Project J.U.S.T., PA Preferred, the PA Food Policy Council, and Pennsylvanians from around the Commonwealth for a special event at the 108th Pennsylvania Farm Show. The event aims to foster connections and promote equity in the food system.
Synod and congregational hunger ministry leaders are invited to join LAMPa staff at the event on Sunday, Jan. 7, from 4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg in the PA Preferred Banquet Hall. Send us a note to gather with fellow Lutheran hunger advocates around this important part of our work together.
At this in-person gathering, titled “Connecting Communities & Opportunities: Building Equity in the Food System,” event organizers will bring together individuals, organizations, and communities passionate about creating a fair and inclusive food system for all. Through engaging discussion, we will explore ways to bridge gaps, address disparities, and ensure everyone has access to healthy and sustainable food.
The session will feature a dynamic panel from all walks of life across Pennsylvania to share their food stories. We hope for meaningful conversation about the strengths we bring and the challenges we face as we envision the future of our food system. Participants will ask how we can advance economic and racial justice and ensure access to nutritious, culturally significant foods and foodways for all.
From chefs, farmers, and food producers to policymakers and advocates, this event welcomes anyone interested in building a more equitable food system.
Panelists will include:
- Chef Chris Scott, Chef-Owner of Butterfunk Biscuit Co. (NYC) and restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author
- Denise Dennis, President and CEO of The Dennis Farm
- Ash Chan, Farmer at Oasis Farm and Fishery of The Bible Center
- Chef Bruce W. Harris, Jr. (AKA Chef B), Executive Chef at Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
- Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Farmer and Executive Director of Pasa Sustainable Agriculture
You can learn more about the Pennsylvania Food Policy Council here.