The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council recently presented the Pittsburgh Regional Food Systems Summit, uniting people who work towards food equity, accessibility, awareness, and education in the region. 

The Food Policy Council defines their vision as “a just food system for all people in Greater Pittsburgh”, and this Summit, the first locally of its kind, delivered as an invaluable resource towards that end. 

Its purposes as detailed by the Council were to Celebrate; Learn; Affirm; and Act, and the calendar of events offered generous opportunity for all of the above. 

schedule of events

The scope of topics ranged from small community gardening efforts to United States Department of Agriculture initiatives; the result was an experience filled with connection and information for anyone interested in food systems regardless of level of participation. 

Held at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, the Summit was preceded by a Pre-Summit with the Council and an Eat & Greet at Hazelwood’s Community Kitchen PGH.

Farm To Table PA is honored to have served as a sponsor of the event. 

We’ll be exploring more about what we saw while in attendance, and look forward to sharing what we’ve learned. In the meantime, check out the Food Policy Council’s website for a wealth of information whether you’re a seasoned participant or just getting started, and consider attending, either in person or through Zoom, one of their bi-monthly Food Justice Fund meetings.