The Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force was convened last fall and has prepared a report with recommendations for how we can increase access to healthy, affordable, fairly and sustainably produced foods and strengthen our connection to the regional food economy. The resulting report is The Good Food for All Agenda.
Roots of Change will honor the work of the task force and all those who are working to better the Los Angeles food environment at a reception that will kick off the Roots of Change Network Summit. The reception will showcase the breadth of the Los Angeles foodshed by bringing together pioneering farmers, top chefs, food justice advocates, and community members from around the region.
All funds raised at the event will benefit Hunger Action Los Angeles and Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles and their efforts to increase the purchasing power of low-income consumers by matching their dollars at L.A. farmers’ markets.
When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: Vibiana, 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $100 per person; tickets may be purchased online
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be on hand to share his views on how to make good food a priority for Los Angeles. Participating chefs contributing dishes include: Octavio Becerra (Palate Food & Wine); Jason Bowlin (Casa Del Mar); Elizabeth Belkind (Cake Monkey); Josiah Citrin (Melisse); Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City); Celestino Drago (Drago Centro); Erin Eastland (Cube LA); Susan Feniger (Street, Ciudad, Border Grill); Gloria Felix (Resevoir); Neal Fraser (Grace, BLD); Ray Garcia (Fig); Suzanne Goin (Lucques, AOC, Tavern); Mark Gold (Eva); Evan Kleiman (Angeli Caffe); Josie Le Balch (Josie); David Lefevre (Water Grill); David Lentz (Hungry Cat); Dan Madern (Ammo); Sal Marino (Il Grano); David Meyers (Comme Ca, Pizza Ortica); Mary Sue Milliken (Ciudad, Border Grill); Michael Nischan; Zach Pollack; Steve Sampson; Warren Schwartz (Westside Tavern); Jimmy Shaw (Loteria); Diana Stavaridis (BLD); Mariah Swan (Grace, BLD); Josh Smith (Church & State); and Patricia Zarate (Homegirl Cafe).
We hope you’ll join Slow Food Los Angeles in celebrating our foodshed, the work of the task force members, and to show your support for Hunger Action L.A., SEE-LA, and an improved public policy for sustainable food production and consumption in our region.