NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Healthy Food Healthy People Coalition, a space where Niagara Falls residents and stakeholders come together to discuss issues that affect the local food system, invites all members of the community to join for an annual meeting surrounding the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan (NFLFAP).
Now entering its 6th year, the officially adopted City food plan houses goals and actions representing those that were identified by residents and stakeholders and represent those with the greatest potential for a positive impact on the unique food related issues facing the Niagara Falls community.
Continuing with its resident-driven decision-making tradition, the forum will provide attendees with NFLFAP progress over the past 5 years, as well as engage participants in planning for “The Next 5” of food-based programs and initiatives to meet the needs of the community.
“A strong local food movement must be a space where people affected by the food system are represented and in positions of ownership and leadership to guide the movement,” said Tom Lowe, Field & Fork Network’s Project Director for the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan. “The Coalition is an important space for this leadership to be put into action and to bring the people of Niagara Falls together to think critically about food justice.”
The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Participants will have the opportunity to network from 5-6 PM, with the NFLFAP updates and discussion beginning at 6 PM.
The RSVP can be found at the following link, or by contacting Field & Fork Network at 716.940.7901: https://bit.ly/nflfap23.
The Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan provides a framework of common goals and actions that serve to bring together residents, schools, community organizations, businesses, and local government in supporting a healthy, strong, and resilient local food system. Through this resident-informed planning
process, the vision for the plan evolved to tackling food access issues in four priority areas: agriculture, healthy neighborhoods, education, and economic development.
Field and Fork Network connects communities to innovative solutions that foster a sustainable food system. The organization is dedicated to creating a resilient, equitable, and sustainable food system through programs that increase food access, support economic and youth development, and create healthier neighborhoods. To learn more, visit www.fieldandforknetwork.com