I’ve been following the course of the Oakland Food Policy Council off and on since the formation of its founding councilmembers last fall. I checked in again in the spring as they hammered out priorities.
This week’s meeting marks the end of its first year of council meetings and introduction of new councilmembers. I’m excited to hear more about its plan for action.
It seems exciting things are afoot almost daily for Oakland’s food system!
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Offices of the Alameda County Public Health Dept
5th Floor, Room A or B
From OFPC event announcement: We will be reflecting on our activities over the past year; approving our first set of recommendations (*Transforming the Oakland Food System: A Plan for Action*); welcoming new councilmembers and honoring departing councilmembers; and determining the next steps for putting our *Plan* into action.
This month’s guest speaker is Peter Slote, from the City of Oakland Public
Works Agency, Solid Waste and Recycling Programs.
Refreshments will be served. For anyone who will be driving, please remember
that *the parking garage at 1000 Broadway closes at 7:00 pm, before our
OFPC will also be having its first fundraiser on Sunday, October 17 at Pizzaiolo in Oakland. Speakers will include Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, and Jason Harvey, Executive Director of the Oakland Food Connection. There will be good food, a silent auction, some short films, and plenty of time to get to know the members of the OFPC.
You can buy tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets.