The food system – every element of food production, processing, marketing, and consumption – touches everyone who eats. It also connects issues like the environment, land use, the economy, equity, public health, and education. As community-based and statewide nonprofits innovate, educate, and advocate toward a sustainable and equitable food system, they are addressing all of these issues and more, creating networks that are transforming how Massachusetts interacts with food.
Join us for a panel presentation! Discussion speakers will include statewide and community leaders, funders who have invested in these efforts, and others.
Voices from the Field:
Winton Pitcoff, Director, MA Food System Collaborative - Moderator
State Rep. Hannah Kane (Shrewsbury)
Ashley Stanley, Executive Director, Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Doug Wolcik, Farm Manager, Gaining Ground
Jessica Wilson, Development Director, Mill City Grows
Ruth Goldman, Program Officer, Merck Family Fund - Moderator
Christine James, Executive Director, John Merck Fund
Caroline Murphy, Program Director, Foundation for MetroWest
Rebecca Gallo, Program Officer, MetroWest Health Foundation
Hosted by the Foundation for MetroWest, MetroWest Health Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Philanthropy Massachusetts, and Sudbury Foundation.
Lunch will be provided.