Lassen County Public Health and Social Services held a community event Tuesday focusing on local food systems and discussing food, education, agriculture and hunger in Lassen County. The focus of the day-long event was to work towards building a healthier, more equitable and resilient local food system.
The system model demonstrated for attendees was based on a program used by the Oregon Food Bank that had so much success in communities that it was adopted by Northern Nevada Food Bank.
Public Health invited a local panel of experts on our county’s food system; speakers included local farmers Jason and Rhonda Meadows, rancher Hannah Tangeman, retailer Rick Stewart from Susanville Supermarket IGA and Principal Dawn Howe from Johnstonville School.
This event was funded by the Lassen County SNAP-Ed program and facilitated by the Northern Nevada Food Bank in coordination with the local steering committee of representatives from Public Health, Social Services, USDA, Honey Lake Grange, Lassen Land and Trails Trust, CNAP (Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion), local farmers, ranchers and community members.