Somerville conference to shine a light on food security issues

February 28, 2018 by  

More people are developing an interest in eating food that has been sourced using sustainable methods, and a Somerville event will explore this issue.

The Sustainable Food Conference will bring together experts in the field in a one-day long symposium. It has been developed through the sponsorship of the Raritan Valley Community College’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and the NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, and is being offered at no cost to anyone who is interested.

The conference will open with an opportunity for guests to register and browse through the various displays that will be set up. This will be followed by remarks from the keynote speaker and others who work in the area of food recovery and sustainability. There will also be a discussion of food pantries and the role they play in helping provide food security, and there will be time for attendees to ask any questions they have.

A free lunch will be served before the commencement of the afternoon’s presentations, and three different presenters will address the crowd. Free parking for the day is available. Promotional pens and other items can be prepared by a printing services provider to give as swag those who come to the symposium.

The Sustainable Food Conference will be held on April 20 in the Conference Center of Raritan Valley Community College, which is located in Branchburg. More information can be found on its event listing.