10:00am to Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Join members of Grantmakers of Western PA, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative for a unique opportunity to connect with funders from across Pennsylvania who are working on food security and access to fresh foods as part of community public health.
In 2015 and again in 2016, we convened in Philadelphia and then in Pittsburgh to see first-hand some of the most innovative programs and organizations working on food security, food entrepreneurship, and urban agriculture programs, to name just a few. Participating funders heard from some of Pennsylvania’s most knowledgeable experts, policymakers, and key stakeholders across the state.
Pennsylvania food funders will meet again on October 9-10, 2017, this time in mid-state, for two days of site visits and policy discussions. Monday will be devoted to funder-only site visits, during which we will meet with farmers to learn about food production, sustainable agriculture practices, the agricultural workforce, and other challenges specific to rural Pennsylvania (and how those issues affect the urban hubs). Tuesday will be devoted to food policy discussions (such as school meals and SNAP food assistance) during a day of collaborative learning and planning. We will first meet with our advocacy colleagues at the Hunger-Free PA Coalition, learn their policy priorities and work on developing shared goals and tactics. Then we are excited to have the opportunity to discuss food security issues with Teresa Miller, recently named Secretary of the Department of Human Services.
Join us and learn with your colleagues from across the state who are committed to improving Pennsylvania food systems and ensuring that our residents are healthy and hunger-free.
Lodging: A limited number of hotel rooms are available in a block at a discounted rate of $169/night at the Hilton in downtown Harrisburg. If you would like to be added to the block, please let us know in the indicated space at registration.
Members of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative: $150
Non-member funding organizations: $250
Note: Travel to and from Harrisburg and lodging are both at the expense of attendees and are not included in the program fee.
IF YOU ARE RESERVING A ROOM IN THE ROOM BLOCK, PLEASE REGISTER BY C.O.B. SEPTEMBER 25. ALL OTHERS, PLEASE REGISTER BY C.O.B. ON OCTOBER 2, 2017.
Program fee refunds will be available for cancellations received by September 25th.