12 2017

Advocating for Healthy Affordable Food in MA

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program presents "Advocating for Healthy Affordable Food in MA."

In Massachusetts, there are 2.8 million residents, including more than 700,000 children, living in lower-income areas with low grocery store access.  Over 680,000 MA residents are likely eligible for federal nutrition benefits but are not receiving them.

The MA Public Health Association works with partners around the state to address issues of healthy food access and affordability.  In this presentation, Kristina St. Cyr, the Coaltion and Field Organizer, and Jodie Silverman, MPHA Interim Executive Director, will explore with us as we learn more about how MPHA is addressing food insecurity through their work leading the Massachusetts Food Trust campaign, the SNAP Gap campaign, and the Healthy Eating Communty of Practice.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.