Minnesota Food Funders Network Meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am CST

Join the Minnesota Food Funders Network (MFFN) for a conversation about emerging issues, trends and innovative strategies which address public policy in the Minnesota food system. MFFN is a group of Minnesota-based funders who make informed, coordinated and strategic investments to improve key facets of our food system. Our shared commitment to the vitality and prosperity of our state’s communities and resilience of our landscapes inspire us to work together. Our first gathering of 2021, taking place on February 4, will focus on issues of food related public policy.

Resources Related to Food Policy
Meeting Objectives
  • Discuss the current landscape of food-related public policy agendas.
  • Consider local opportunities and roadblocks in 2021 related to achieving food-related public policy goals.
  • Envision how philanthropy can partner with other organizations and agencies to achieve public policy goals.
Presenters and Hosts
  • Pam Bishop, Vice President of Economic Development, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
  • Jenna Carter, Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Co-chair, Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition
  • Leah Gardner, Policy Director, Hunger Solutions
  • Sue Letourneau, Community Health & Health Equity Sr. Program Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
  • Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union

This conversation is open to all MCF members interested in issues of food and food funding. Log-in details will be provided in your confirmation email. If you have questions about this meeting, please contact Paul Masiarchin, pmasiarchin@mcf.org.

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