Please join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 3:30pm on Capitol Hill in Longworth House Office Building 1300 for an exciting briefing to learn more about how expanding access to healthy food creates jobs and improves our communities’ health. Green For All Fellow, Zoe Hollomon, will join speakers from around the country who are in engaged in win-win food programs that are benefiting both farmers and consumers:
- Case Visser, of Visser Farms will discuss the Double-Up Food Bucks program that connects SNAP families in Michigan with local farmers, increasing farmer sales income and incentivizing healthy eating habits.
- Zoe Hollomon, Green for All Fellow and Enterprise Director at Buffalo’s Massachusetts Avenue Project, will discuss their Growing Green Works program, a youth urban agriculture program that provides healthy food access while also improving the local economy.
- Jeff Cole, farmer and Executive Director of Mass Farmers Market will discuss Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program that links community members at-risk for diet-related diseases to farmers, through their local health clinics.
- Robert Lazaro, Community Affairs Executive of INOVA Health System will explain how the “Buy Local, Buy Fresh” program uses the resources of a Northern Virginia healthcare company to encourage shopping at farmers markets to improve health and reduce costs.
We hope to see you on Wednesday! Space is limited, so RSVP today!