This year is an important election year for food. New Yorkers’ awareness of every aspect of the food system has never been greater and, in the past decade, significant progress has been made in improving it. This election is an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made, but also to recognize what is left undone.
Because a Mayor who understands the importance of food is critical to achieving a healthier, fairer, more sustainable, more affordable, and economically stronger food system, join BFC and several of the city’s leading food systems, anti-hunger organizations and institutions convening a Mayoral candidate forum on the future of food in New York City.
The forum will be moderated by Marion Nestle, award-winning author and Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.
This event offers our city’s and our region’s food communities – that’s you! — the opportunity to come together and engage mayoral candidates, learn their positions on food issues, and inspire them with a vision for a better food system.
Invited candidates include:
Adolfo Carrion Jr.
Bill de Blasio
William Thompson Jr.
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Food Bank For New York City
Food Chain Workers Alliance
Food Studies program at The New School for Public Engagement
Food Systems Network NYC
Hunger Action Network NYS
New York City Coalition Against Hunger
New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College
NRDC Action Fund
Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City – RSVP here! Event is free but tickets are limited.
Doors open at 5:00pm. More info here.