CHHOP and Davoren Farm Partnered to Host a Food Equity Forum, “Transforming Our Food System”
September 7, 2023
Davoren Farm, operated by Peter Davoren and Stacey Farley, grows food for local food pantries, including CHHOP’s Fred’s Pantry. During the forum, approximately 100 guests gathered in a beautiful, rustic barn, which was filled with engaging conversation about how we can come together to overcome food insecurity.
The discussion was kicked off by a moving short film, CHHOP's ""Harvesting Hope,"" which illustrates some of the work that is being done to support the fight against food insecurity on a local level. This was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The panel of experts included Jason Angell, Co-Director of the Ecological Citizen’s Project; Stacy Farley, Co-Owner of Davoren Farm; Arthur Holmes, Fred's Pantry Coordinator; and Cynthia Knox.
This important dialogue is a first step in collective efforts to ensure access to healthy, nutritious food for all, reduce our carbon footprint, and sustain organic, regenerative farming practices that will impact us for generations. Everyone left in agreement that the time is now to transform our food system to be more equitable and help everyone thrive.
Food pantries were started over 50 years ago as a temporary solution to a crisis situation. CHHOP has been addressing housing and food insecurity in Peekskill and its surrounding areas for 35 years. The CHHOP team looks forward to continuing the conversation. Those interested in learning more about CHHOP and its services can visit www.chhop.org. "
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