Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Christus St. Vincent to Host Community Discussion on Hunger in Northern New Mexico

Photo from The Food Depot
The issue of food, specifically healthy food is important to the residents of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Food Policy Council is one of the main promoters of  Planning Santa Fe's Food Future.

"Our vision for connecting the diverse communities throughout the Santa Fe region to healthy and affordable foods is rooted in building knowledge of available assistance programs and resources, as well as ensuring these foods are readily available in local stores, farmers markets, senior centers, hospitals, and schools," the plan says in the section entitled "Getting Food." 

Access to food, along with Learning about Food and Growing Food, were the topics addressed during  a community discussion  held when the plan was released in the Fall of 2013.

Santa Fe Mayor, Others to Lead March 21 Discussion
The discussion about hunger and food insecurity in northern New Mexico continues. On Saturday, March 21, Christus St. Vincent Medical Center will hold a community discussion around this issue. This dialogue will be facilitated by Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, along with Jennifer Ramo, Executive Director of New Mexico Appleseed; Sherry Hooper, Executive Director of The Food Depot, and Dr. Luis Rigales, Program Director for the Northern NM Family Medicine Residency Program. LOCATION: Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe (map), 9:00-11:00 a.m.

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. Please call (505) 913-5793 by noon on March 20 to reserve your spot.

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