Shouldn’t good food access match the needs of the people? Organizations from across Buffalo are working together to host the People’s Food Movement, a free, public event to ensure that community needs drive food access and policy.
Among food policy advocates, “good food” is generally recognized as being nutritious, grown sustainably, and produced with fair labor. Organizers of the People’s Food Movement insist that good food should also be equitably distributed.
The People’s Food Movement will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 East Delavan Ave. in Buffalo.
At the start of the event, a light meal will be provided by the Buffalo Public Schools’ Food Service Department, showcasing their Farm to School menu items. This will be followed by an interactive education and advocacy session covering topics including:
How to implement an urban growers policy in the City of Buffalo (Food Policy Council for Buffalo and Erie County
How to bring a Good Food Purchasing Program to Buffalo institutions (Crossroads Collective & WNY Environmental Alliance)
How to support sustainable agriculture through an “organic action plan” (Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY)
How to establish a regional network of black farmers (African Heritage Food Co-op & Crossroads Collective)
Families in attendance will also be invited to create art and share their stories related to issues accessing good food in Buffalo.