Arizona Departments of Agriculture and Health Services Present:
Food Desert Summit
Arizona is blessed with great climate and soil for growing and raising food. Yet food access in our state is at a critical level with more than 4,000 Food Deserts. Research shows education is at risk when children do not eat healthy meals, and all people are at risk for diabetes, obesity and other health issues
The 2016 Food Desert Summit will bring together people working to increase access to healthy food. Hundreds of Arizona groups, churches, non-profits and government organizations are making a difference in neighborhoods across the state. By gathering representatives from dozens of programs, we expect to find common ground, evaluate best practices, create network linkages, identify gaps and develop goals based on what’s learned.
2016 Food Desert Summit
July 13, 2016
10 am - 3 pm
315 N. 15th Avenue
Lunch will be catered by Mission Possible Cookies and Catering* for $12. Box lunch menu is available online. Lunch orders must be placed by Monday, July 11 and paid for in cash at Summit.
Attendees will be asked to share their programs, clients, territories, funding and goals. Each will have the opportunity to network with others and share materials about their programs. Please bring 100 copies of your material to share. Many groups are invited to participate, so we are asking the best person from each group attend.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience for both the Summit and for lunch. If someone from your group cannot attend, please let us know soon so we can invite another group.
Click here for the agenda
“Mission Possible Cookies and Catering” is a training program run by the Phoenix Rescue Mission.
Questions and RSVP for Summit and/or lunch: