Food Justice Summit 2020: Poverty & Food

AdkAction is proud to be a Keynote Sponsor of the Food Justice Summit for the second year in a row. The Food Justice Summit is organized by the North Country Food Justice Working Group. The 2020 summit will take place on Thursday, February 27th at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY, from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Previous Food Justice Summit conferences brought together activists, farmers, consumers, and educators to speak about advocacy, politics, and grassroots organizing. This year’s summit singles out a particular strand of these previous broad issues: poverty and food. This theme reflects the urgency of inequalities in our world and invites conference participants to work collectively as problem-solvers.  

AdkAction will debut our Farmacy Toolkit: A model for mixed-use food retail alternatives in communities without a traditional grocery store. We will also highlight our food access work through participation in the Well Fed Essex County Collaborative panel, and specifically, discuss the promising Double Up SNAP program that we are piloting at the Keeseville Farmacy. AdkAction will also introduce the Keynote speaker, Austin Fredrick. Austin is the Deputy Director of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale University, an initiative established to generate and disseminate scholarship to impact competition enforcement and policy. He is currently working on a book that calls for restoring the balance of power in America’s food system in favor of farmers, workers, and small businesses.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.craigardan.org/events/foodsummit2020

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