Food touches everything. How we grow, harvest, process, package, transport, market, consume, and dispose of our food have far reaching impacts on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the environment.
Join us for a discussion on the complex relationship between food and the environment, and the challenges and opportunities to ensure that New Jersey has an equitable, ecologically sound, and economically robust food system. We’ll share findings from a recent analysis and plan for North Jersey’s foodshed, examine the needs of underserved communities, and explore the opportunities to learn from and network with food funders from the region. You’ll leave with a better understanding of what New Jersey’s food system is, what it could be, and how your philanthropic goals and interests can advance a vision for a sustainable food system in the Garden State.
Elizabeth Reynoso, Assistant Director of Public Sector Innovation, Living Cities
Kendrya Close, Executive Director, Foodshed Alliance
Hugh Hogan, Executive Director, North Star Fund and Community Food Funders
The panel presentation and discussion will begin at 10:30am and conclude at 12pm.
Grantmakers will convene for a lunchtime meeting from 12-1pm.
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/$35 for Non Member Grantmakers