The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a nationwide network of people and organizations at all levels working together to build community food security. Nearly 300 member organizations work to build strong, sustainable local and regional food systems to help all people access healthy and affordable food at all times.
We're proud that CFSC's main office is located right here in Portland. They also have a Washington, DC, branch working to shape national legislation, as well as satellite offices across the country.
CFSC is hosting its 14th annual food security conference, "Food, Culture, Justice", this week in New Orleans. This is the largest food security conference in the United States and sounds like a great time! They're offering long lunch breaks for exploring, cooking classes, walking tours, and field trips all across New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Plenaries and workshops will explore ending poverty and increasing food access, rebuilding local food economies, environmental justice, public health, urban agriculture, and much more.
Several local leaders, representing the Oregon Food Bank, the Multnomah Food Policy Council, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, are in attendance at the conference to present, share information, learn from others, and plan for a more food-secure future.