A Fair Food System: A Summit on Scalable Solutions to Creating Community Food Systems, a series of half-day events presented by the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) in partnership the USDA, will be a learning environment regarding the problems related to nutrition security such as healthy food access and affordability. It will engage a coalition of organizations who are working to build and support resilient and accessible community food systems, and will work to attract federal, public, and private funding for scalable programs addressing nutrition security in Central Appalachia.

Topics for Summit #1 on July 28th include Healthy Food Value Chains, from accessibility to equity; the upcoming White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health in September, and new USDA opportunities.

Summits will include educational presentations, panel discussions, opportunities for partnership building & collaboration, networking events, and state-focused breakout sessions to address community food system issues within Central Appalachia.

For more information about CAN & its network of nonprofit members:


Summit #1 speakers will include representatives from:

As a partnering organization within CAN, and a long time worker in healthy food access, ACEnet is excited to be taking part in this summit. Program Director, Leslie Schaller, will be discussing regional strategies for building community food systems and how these strategies not only increase food access but positively impact the local economy and increase the overall health of communities. We invite all of our healthy food access partners to join this free, virtual summit.

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