Local Food Insecurity Will Be Addressed at Muncie Summit on November 6th

The Local Food Summit will take place on Wednesday,November 6th at the Ball State University Alumni Center.The Local Food Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at the Ball State University Alumni Center.

By: Marc Ransford—

Muncie, IN— Ball State University will host the fourth Local Food Summit of Muncie and East Central Indiana on November 6, providing opportunities to learn how to shape the food landscape through consumerism, advocacy, and action.

The summit has become a flagship sustainable food system event that attracts community organizers, local government, farmers, chefs, residents, academics, and students to talk about sustainable food systems and collectively work toward solutions to issues in Muncie community related to food production, distribution, and access. Food insecurity is an issue in Delaware County, where about half the households live in poverty or are one crisis away from it.

The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Ball State Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave. Opening remarks will be given by Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns at 10 a.m.

Kelsey Timmerman, author of “Where am I Eating?” will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Indiana Rep. Sue Errington; Molly Hunt, county director, Purdue Extension; Indiana Sen. Tim Lanane; and Carol Pierson, family nutrition program assistant, Purdue Extension.

For more information or to register, go to: http://www.muncieneighborhoods.org/foodsummit/

Read more about how Prof. Gruver is battling food insecurity: https://magazine.bsu.edu/2018/10/10/professor-josh-gruver-battles-food-insecurity-in-east-central-indiana/


Parking is available at the Alumni Center. Download the campus map here.


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