October 15 Meeting: VFPC’s Municipal Town Hall

Join the Vancouver Food Policy Council for a fun, participatory evening of dialogue with candidates running in the 2014 City of Vancouver election as we get food issues on the agenda.

Moderated by Trish Kelly, the VFPC’s longest standing member, and featuring candidates from all levels of muncipal politics. Bring your questions!

Part of the Sustenance Festival, a city-wide festival with local food-inspired workshops, exhibitions, talks, walks, dances and more – all taking place in community centres and public spaces throughout Vancouver.

Finger food and beverages available.

October 15, 6-8:30 PM | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Register Here

September 17 Meeting: Confronting First World Hunger

The theme of September’s VFPC meeting will be on Confronting First World Hunger. We will be joined by Janet Poppendieck and Graham Riches, two of the leading thinkers around hunger in Canada, the US and worldwide. Janet Poppendieck, who is visiting from New York, is a scholar and activist with concerns about poverty, hunger, and food assistance in the US. She is the author of Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression (1986), Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement (1999) and Free For All: Fixing School Food in America (2010). Graham Riches is one of the founding members of the VFPC, the former dean of Social Work at UBC and editor of the soon to be released First World Hunger Revisited (in which Janet also contributed a chapter). It looks to be a very interesting conversation. We hope that you can join us.

*Janet’s visit to Vancouver has been supported by the UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Think&EatGreen@School Project, and The School of Social Work.

Join us September 17 6-8:30 PM in the Town Hall Room of City Hall.

See the proposed agenda>>