July 15: First planning meeting for the formation of a food policy council for Raleigh and Wake County.
Facilitated by Christy Shi of CEFS and spearheaded by Erin White of Community Food Lab and a member of the Raleigh Urban Ag Work Group, about 50 local leaders, food system activists, researchers, and organizations turned out to help shape the direction of food policy at the local level. Thanks to Cindy Holmes and the City of Raleigh for hosting the event!
Yesterday's meeting represents a first step towards a council. From this point, a task force will self-assemble to formulate ideas on the scope, charter, membersip, and governmental support for the council, and an online presence will form to help share progress and updates.
For more information or to get involved contact Erin White, erinsullivanwhite(at)gmail.com