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Discussion, panel on food access in Whatcom County

Nov 5th, 2017 | Category: News

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham City Club will discuss food access in certain parts of Whatcom County and impacts on population, and the factors at play driving the grocery industry on Wednesday, Nov. 15. “Wandering the Food Deserts of Whatcom County” is open to the public at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  Buffet lunch is served at 11:50 a.m. and the program runs from 12:20 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session. Speakers include: Mike Cohen, Executive Director of Bellingham’s Food Bank; Holly O’Neil member of the Steering Committees of the Whatcom Food Network and the Foothills Community Food Partnership, facilitator for the Whatcom Anti-Hunger Coalition, and a coordinator of the Whatcom Farm to School Support Team; and Kevin Weatherill,  President/CEO of The Markets LLC, past president of the Washington Food Industry Association, former CEO of Bernstein Seafoods and former Vice President of Operations at Brown and Cole. Admission is $13 for members, $18 for non-members and $5 for young adults (29 and under) when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. For more details, see www.bellinghamcityclub.org.

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