Food insecurity addressed at Farmington summit

      Posted On: May 4, 2018

The 2nd Annual Greater Franklin Food Summit on Wednesday afternoon identified bright spots, challenges and opportunities facing the region’s food system.

United Way of the Tri-Valley Area and the Healthy Community Coalition coordinated the first summit a year ago.

UWTVA Executive Director Lisa Laflin said 73 percent of actions from that summit have been met, including creating the Greater Franklin Food Council.

Healthy Community Coalition’s Molly Clark said the council promotes a food system to provide affordable, easily accessible and nutritious food for everyone, while strengthening local farms and the community.

Dave Fuller, Franklin County Cooperative Extension, defined a food system as an interconnected set of biological, technological, economic and social activities essential to survival.

Food insecurity addressed at Farmington summit