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2011 Food Summit
Apr 18, 2011 by GleanKY

Faith Feeds will be presenting at the 2011 Food Summit presented by SustainLex.  Held on Thursday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington.  $45 per person (scholarships available through Sustain Lex)

“I’m looking forward to attending the Food Summit again this year for a couple of reasons,” said Erica Horn, who will present about Faith Feeds programs and attend the Faith and Food breakout session.  “First, it will give me an opportunity to introduce Faith Feeds to a larger group of people.  Second, we have the opportunity to network with faith communities that are interested in food and hunger issues, and to see if there are ways we can help one another.”

The Faith and Food breakout session invites all faith community leadership and laypersons to discuss local food, community food security issues and to provide  entry points for people of faith to work together to make important connections between our local food systems, our lifestyles, social justice, environmental stewardship and, respect and care for the created order. Faith-based organizations and faith communities representing different traditions will share their work to support local farmers, develop community gardens, and increase healthy food accessibility.

Update: 4/21/2011

Faith Feeds spent a great day hearing from many engaging participants throughout Kentucky about great programs and opportunities to improve nutrition, economy and build community.  Kentucky’s First Lady, Jane Beshear, discussed from where we’ve come and best practices we should use to lead our way into the future.  She spoke at length about Faith Feeds and how its model should be used throughout the state.  Thank you First Lady Beshear!  Learn more about the breakout session under Faith and Food.

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