May 21, 2018
- Draconian Farm Bill With Huge SNAP Cuts Rejected on Capitol Hill
- SSI Recipients and Allies Rally in Sacramento: Make Progress on Ability To Get Food Aid
- Farm Bill Party With A Purpose May 31—Help Hunger Action LA!
- LA CAN: Job Opening for Fresh Food Access Program
- LA Homeless Services Authority Holds Listening Sessions on Black Homelessness: June 7 and June 14
- State Officials Want To Limit Grassroots Food Groups : Call Senators Now to Oppose
The most important food policy in the nation is up for renewal RIGHT NOW!
Join us on Thursday, May 31st for a Party with a Purpose for #ABetterFarmBill at Greenbar Distillery in the Arts District of Downtown LA as part of the LA Times Food Bowl. Learn how the Farm Bill shapes food in Los Angeles and how Angelenos can take action for good food for all. Enjoy specially crafted farm-to-table cocktails by Greenbar Distillery, local eats by Chef Minh Phan and X’Tiousu, and connect with food advocates, all while raising funds for Hunger Action Los Angeles—a grassroots organization that works to end hunger and promote healthy eating.
RSVP or purchase tickets at farmbillmixer.eventbrite.com
Ticket prices vary. Proceeds from tickets purchased benefit Hunger Action Los Angeles and their work to protect programs that address food insecurity including SNAP.
What you can expect
▪ Get the latest on the Farm Bill 2018 and find out how you can take action
▪ Raise funds for grassroots organizing to fight hunger in LA
▪ Enjoy locally sourced food from LA's most creative chefs
▪ Network with food enthusiasts and advocates
▪ Learn about how to get involved with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council
▪ Get the latest on the Farm Bill 2018 and find out how you can take action
▪ Prints available for auction donated by noted LA artist/cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz
Lalo Alcaraz ESTAR WARS signed print
The event is free. All are welcome. Pre-registration is required.
When: Thursday May 31, 2018, 6:30 – 9 pm
Where: Greenbar Distillery
2459 East 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 9002
Food and all-inclusive tickets include:
Minh Phan is the chef-owner of porridge + puffs. Her new brick + mortar is coming to Hi-Fi (Historic Fillipinotown) early this summer.
X’Tiousu is an Oaxacan-Middle Eastern Restaurant operated and owned by the Santiago brothers, Felipe and Ignacio, in Boyle Heights.
All-inclusive tickets include access to the specialty open bar of craft cocktails as well as local eats. This deal will NOT be available at the door so act fast!
We're partnering with LA Compost and Sustain LA to make this event ZERO food waste. Think Before You Toss and be prepared to scrape uneaten food scraps and napkins into compost collection pails throughout the event!
6:30 pm | Registration and Reception
7:00 pm | Farm Bill Activation and Networking
9:00 pm | Event ends
Spanish language interpretation will be available. If you have inquiries regarding translation and interpretation, please contact Camille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already RSVP'd? Good!
Getting to the event
We encourage travel by public transit, rideshare, foot or bike. If you are driving to the event, please plan accordingly as parking is limited.
*We strive to make our events accessible. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!
Help us spread the word!
Join @GoodFoodLA on 5/31 for a #PartywithaPurpose for #ABetterFarmBill to raise awareness on the upcoming #FarmBill2018 at Greenbar Distillery as part of the @LAtimes #LAFoodBowl event series! RSVP: farmbillmixer.eventbrite.com
Learn how the #FarmBill2018 effects you. Join @GoodFoodLA for a #PartywithaPurpose for #ABetterFarmBill on 5/31 and find out how you can take action for #GoodFoodforAll. RSVP: farmbillmixer.eventbrite.com #lafoodbowl
Connect with food advocates over craft cocktails while raising funds for Hunger Action LA. Learn about the upcoming FarmBill at @GoodFoodLA's #lafoodbowl event #PartywithaPurpose for #ABetterFarmBill: farmbillmixer.eventbrite.com
The Farm Bill is the most important food policy in the nation. Touching everything from farming to food prices, environmental protections, and anti-hunger programs, the Farm Bill impacts the lives of Angelenos in many ways. Come learn how the Farm Bill shapes food in Los Angeles and how Angelenos can take action for good food for all. As part of the LA Times Food Bowl, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council is hosting a Party with a Purpose for #ABetterFarmBill at Greenbar Distillery on Thursday, May 31st in the Arts District of Downtown LA. Check it out: farmbillmixer.eventbrite.com
Don't wait. Make your voice heard on the #FarmBill2018!
Angelenos can be proactive in shaping #ABetterFarmBill. Here are just four ways:
1. Stand behind SNAP/CalFresh.
May is Calfresh Awareness Month, a reminder that individuals can apply to Calfresh via the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services (DPSS) website. If you prefer to apply in person, you can visit your local CalFresh District Office. There are several locations throughout Los Angeles County.
2. Voice your concerns about the Farm Bill.
Contact your Representative and Senators. You can find your Representative here. California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) developed fact sheets for each California Representative, which provides relevant information for each district. On the Senate side, you can contact California senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. You can also contact the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and they will connect you to your Senate or House representative.
3. Join the coalition.
The Farm to Fork Initiative is assembling a comprehensive list of national, regional and local organizations, businesses and leaders opposed to the House Farm Bill. Organizations can fill out this form, which will add your organization name to a public list of those who oppose cuts to the Farm Bill.
4. Spread the word.
Check out and share this video by Hunger Action LA featuring HALA coalition members. Learn the facts about the Farm Bill, what is at stake for our communities, and help spread the word on why the Farm Bill matters.
About LAFPC Network Events
The LA Food Policy Council Network is a quarterly networking, capacity building and movement building space for changemakers working on food issues. The events feature dynamic presentations, collaborative spaces and networking with the purpose to:
▪ Grow our collective impact to change the food system by building skills, analysis and relationships
▪ Connect people, projects and organizations
▪ Catalyze innovation and address the gaps in our local food system
Interested in volunteering? Sign up to be a volunteer here
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April 23rd, 2018
- 1. Hunger Action LA: Anti Hunger Advocacy Training Monday April 30 6-7:30 PM in Koreatown
- 2. Farm Bill Updates and Activities
- 3. Renters Day LA: Demand LA City Take Action on High Rents, Wednesday April 25
- 4. Hunger Action Day May 16 Sacramento
- 5. New CDE Mobile App Helps Families Find Summer and Afterschool Meal Program Locations
Drastic Changes to Food Stamps/ SNAP Prerequisites
Taken from Rising Up with Sonali
A Call to reject all proposals in the Chairmans' Farm Bill that would result in reduced food assistance to Californians.
Download the doc, or read on…
April 3rd 2018
- 1. USDA Accepting Comments on Proposal to Cut Food Aid from People Not Working 20 Hours Per Week
- 2. Trump Administration Prepares Rules To Punish Immigrants Who Legally Receive Benefits
- 3. Bill to Raise Payments for Seniors and Disabled in California Moves to Human Services Committee April 10
- 4. LA Times: Bringing Meals to People With Food Insecurity Can Save Healthcare Costs
March 7th, 2018:
- 1. Send Email Thurs March 8th to Support $100 for 100% to End Poverty for SSI Recipients
- 2. International Womens Day March 8th Rally Downtown LA:
- 3. Your Advocacy Is Working: More L.A. Area Congressmembers Support Closing the Meal Gap! Keep Calling!
- 4. Street Vendors Rally Friday March 9th at City Hall, LA 9am