On May 19th, 32 individuals, including representatives from more than 20 farms, hospitals, food pantries, colleges, public health and other support agencies from across the state gathered in Bangor to discuss the Healthy Food for All goal.
A robust debate about potential approaches and challenges to the goal, as well as questions as to how this goal relates to the entirety of the food strategy provided valuable feedback. This “goal group” discussion builds on survey and interview feedback collected over the past several months and highlighted the connections between food access and other important topics such as economic development, employment, and poverty.
The Healthy Food for All group will meet again in July to review a revised goal statement and dig deeper into potential indicators of change that would demonstrate progress towards achieving the proposed goal.
All interested parties are welcome. We will also be seeking individuals to join our organizing committee.
Email Sara Trunzo to learn more or to get involved.