Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Massachusetts Food Policy Meeting - 5/8/20

Friday, May 8, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Posted: December 23, 2019 10:29 a.m.
  • Last Updated: May 6, 2020 8:18 a.m.

Contact for Massachusetts Food Policy Meeting - 5/8/20

Bonita Oehlke

Overview of Massachusetts Food Policy Meeting - 5/8/20

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​9:30 Call to Order, Introductions

Acceptance of Minutes 

Officers Reports:   (Chair) Vote to accept 2019 annual report

COVID – 19 Food Security Task Force, Access to food and resiliency of food supply chain: Commissioner John Lebeaux, Working Group Chair  (Winton Pitcoff, Co-chair)

Council member comments/discussion

MA Food Caucus update: Senator Comerford, & Representatives Hannah Kane & Daniel Donahue.  Legislation re: new secretariat for Food Resources & Security:  Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante

 MA Food System Collaborative update:  virtual forums, policy papers and work by local food policy councils, Winton Pitcoff, Director

Massachusetts Buy Local Programs and strategies to support food and ag during ​dramatic market shifts:  Mackenzie May, Central MA Buy Local

Food system recovery, the Council and MA Local Food Action Plan going forward:  John Waite


Massachusetts Food Policy Meeting  July, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (tba)

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