Friday, July 8, 2011

Congrats to the TYFPC on Another Successful Year

How time flies these days! We're near the end of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council's second year, and it's time to celebrate the hits and laugh at the misses at the last community meeting of the 2010-2011 term. From the website...

The Toronto Youth Food Policy Council (TYFPC) has had quite the year as North America’s first YOUTH Food Policy Council… We held two exciting events – the “So You Think You(th) Can Cook” competition and the “Youth Food Fair”, started a Youth Food Journal, secured two permanent seats on the Toronto Food Policy Council and inspired Youth Food Policy Councils across the continent. And most importantly, we held four Community Meetings which highlighted sustainable food-related topics that are important to YOU – Toronto’s Food Passionate Youth Community!

Throughout the 2010-2011 year, we discussed issues of Food Literacy, Hunger and Underserved Populations, Urban Agriculture and Farmland Preservation.  Please join us for our last Community Meeting of the Council Term on July 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Metro Hall, room 308 where we will revisit each of the four topics.  We’ll be joined by exceptional food movement leaders who will answer your questions including Don Mills of Local Food Plus and the National Farmers Union, Brooke Ziebell of FoodShare, James Kuhns of CRC Toronto and Barbara Emanuel of the Toronto Food Strategy within Toronto Public Health.  Join us at 6:00 for a mingling social and delicious hors d’oeurves!

Also, if you're interested in applying to become a council member during the 2011-2012 council term – stop by! We'll be on-hand to answer all your questions.

Become part of the Youth-led food movement – Don’t miss this exciting meeting!

Although I'm less of a Youth and more of a Youth-at-Heart, I've always found the TYFPC community meetings to be inclusive of everyone, and there's nowhere else I'd rather be to exchange ideas about ways to improve the food system. If you're in town on Monday, I hope you'll join me at the party!

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