I work for Food Tank an awesome organization focused on feeding the world better. We research and highlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Tomorrow night is our first event and we could use some help from volunteers interested in improving the food system in Chicago. Here are all the details about the event. If you are interested and can be in Roscoe Village at 4:30pm tomorrow please message me through Chainlink. There will be great food, drinks and plenty of intelligent discourse on how to better feed Chicago and the world at large.  Thanks!  I hope to see you there!!!

For more details visit: http://foodtank.org/april-17-2013-we-can-change-the-food-system-chi...

“We Can Change the Food System Chicago!” to Bring Together the Chicago Food Movement on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013.

From obesity to malnutrition, the food system has many challenges. Food Tank’s “We Can Change the Food System Chicago!” will highlight some potential solutions to these issues and many others. Hosted by Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg, the event will feature Chicago-area food policy analysts, chefs, food activists, entrepreneurs, and others who have unique perspectives on food, nutrition, and agriculture issues.

Who: The following speakers are confirmed for the event: Cortney Ahern (Board of Directors, Slow Food Chicago), Stephen Clark (Regional Community Outreach Coordinator – Chicago, Kitchen Community), Roland Calupe (Chef, Spiaggia), Shayna Harris (Cocoa Sustainability Manager, Mars), Sheelah Muhammad ([Co-Founder, Fresh Moves]), Claire Tinley (UNITE HERE Local 1), Allison Forer (National Volunteer Program Manager, Cooking Matters), Alan Shannon (Director, Midwest Region Public Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service), Dan Schnitzer (Director of Sustainability and Operations, Academy for Global Citizenship), Todd Jones (Founding Farmer, Every Last Morsel), Greg Christian (Founder, Beyond Green), Karen Lehman (Director, Fresh Tastes), Lisa Eakman (Executive Director, Global Agriculture and Good, Chicago Council on Global Affairs), Felipe Tendick-Matesanz (Restaurant Opportunities Center of Chicago).

What: Speakers will discuss the challenges they face in their work in the current food system and use their unique perspectives to discuss innovative solutions to these problems. 

Where: The event will be held at Piazza Bella Restaurant in Roscoe Village (2116 W Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618). Tickets are available http://foodtankchicago-efbevent.eventbrite.com/. They are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, and include food and unlimited beer/wine.

When: The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. CST on Wednesday, April 17.

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