The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities – Buffalo Partnership, University at Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., and SUNY Buffalo State College will be coming together with various local community organizations and public agencies to host the Buffalo Food Policy Summit.
The 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit will take place on October 23-24, 2013 and will feature 6 events over the two days. The goals of this unique Summit is to introduce the Food Policy Council of Buffalo and Erie County (FPC) to policymakers and residents, and illustrate how they can participate in the new Council to create a more sustainable food system.
The Buffalo Food Policy Summit gives the community and sponsors a platform to voice their opinions, spread their ideas, and address various food issues that are prominent in the Buffalo community. The Summit comes at an important time as it can inform multiple local policy efforts currently underway. Current policy efforts that can strengthen the city’s food system include the Buffalo Green Code process, which is intended to overhaul Buffalo’s land use plan and 60-year-old zoning ordinance; the work of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council , which recognizes agriculture and food systems as key economic development priorities; and the One Region Forward Regional initiative to develop a bi-county regional sustainability plan.
For the event schedule, you can visit the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities website located here. Events at the Summit are free and open to the public.